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The Buffalo Sandwich: Three Ways

July 15, 2021

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Consider Buffalo Sauce our battle cry in the chicken sandwich wars of 2021. If you’re new to the feeding frenzy (pardon the pun) surrounding a few fast food chains and the competition between their signature chicken sammies, we’ll make a long story short: chicken sandwiches are having a major moment, and we want in.

A little bit viral marketing, a little bit Twitter feud, the Chicken Sandwich Wars have been making waves with foodies and fast-food-loving folks since 2019. Every restaurant and burger joint seems to have thrown their hat into the ring, claiming their chicken was the champion.

Here at Primal Kitchen, we love to shoot our shot when it comes to the TikTok trends (have you tried our Paleo No-Dairy Whipped Coffee yet?) or Pinterest Picks (hello, Chaffles!) and we couldn’t resist entering the tasty battle royale with our award-winning Buffalo. So we developed three distinct Primal takes on this trendy drive-thru dish: A Spicy Air Fryer Chicken Sandwich, a Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich, and a Grilled Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wrap.

Two hands hold a grilled buffalo chicken lettuce wrap, dripping with buffalo sauce.

Whether you like your sammy crunchy and crispy, grilled and slathered in sauce, or plant-based, with all the toppings, these three Buffalo beauties can be made right at home in thirty minutes or less. So before you hop in line, make your own victorious Buffalo Sandwich with our vegan Buffalo Sauce made with creamy cashew butter and cayenne pepper. Game on!

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

This buffalo chicken sandwich recipe is a Keto-friendly classic. With pork rind-coated chicken tenders, and a creamy mix of Keto Certified Buffalo Sauce and Mayo with Avocado Oil, this keto version of a Nashville hot chicken sandwich is easy to make at home. It’s full of savory, crunchy, sour, and spicy flavors and is an instant crowd-pleaser.

A spicy, crispy buffalo chicken sandwich is wrapped in paper with buffalo sauce in the background.

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich

Topped with kicky Buffalo Sauce, tender cauliflower is the ideal base for all the fixings of this crave-worthy sammy. Red cabbage, bell peppers, and pickled onion add just the right amount of crunch to the soft center. Deep fried cauliflower captures the same crispy crunch of a chicken sandwich for a meatless dish any omnivore can appreciate.

Buffalo Sauce sits next to a Vegan Cauliflower Buffalo Sandwich, dripping sauce.

Keto-Friendly Grilled Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wrap Sandwich

Juicy, spicy, and bursting with flavor, this buffalo chicken sandwich recipe is the perfect beat-the-heat BBQ meal you can make al fresco on the grill.

A buffalo chicken lettuce wrap sits on white paper with buffalo sauce next to it.

Even More Buffalo Recipes

Get buffa-loaded with bold flavor with these fan-fave recipes.

Smoked or Grilled Buffalo Chicken 

Blue Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts 

Buffalo Sauce Pizza 

Chicken Cobb Salad with Buffalo Ranch 

Buffalo Sauce Wings 

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