Spicy Buffalo Chicken Blue

Castello® Burger Blue cheese slice melted over a buttermilk chicken fillet burger with spicy buffalo sauce and crisp celery, radish and apple slaw
1h 4 servings

For the Chicken:

  • 650g chicken breast tenders cut into strips
  • 250ml buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (medium strength)
  • Salt and Pepper
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • ½ cup plain flour
  • Rice bran oil, for deep frying

For the buffalo-style sauce:

  • 250 ml white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon butter

For the slaw:

  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, skin on, cored and halved
  • 2-3 sticks celery
  • 4-5 large red radishes
  • Juice ½ lemon
  • ¾ cup good-quality aioli
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

You will also need:

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Blue



  1. Marinate chicken with buttermilk, hot sauce and season with salt and pepper. Chill for 2-3 hours.
  2. Mix plain and rice flour in bowl and set aside
  3. For the slaw, finely slice the apple, radish and celery, place in a mixing bowl and toss in lemon juice. Combine aioli and vinegar, add to the mixing bowl and coat everything well. Set aside.
  4. For the buffalo sauce, place the vinegar, honey, hot sauce, paprika, garlic powder and 125 ml water in a saucepan. Bring to boil, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. In a cup, whisk the cornflour with 1 tablespoon water until smooth. Add into the sauce, simmer over medium heat whisking continuously  for 2 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice, and cook over medium heat until sauce has reduced by half and is a thick consistency. Remove from heat and stir in the butter until it has melted and the sauce is smooth and glossy.
  5. To cook the chicken, coat each piece in flour mixture. Heat oil in a medium-sized pot. When hot, add in batches of 3-4 until golden brown and cooked through. Drain on paper towel and season with crushed sea salt.
  6. To assemble, place lettuce on the burger bun base, add slaw then 3 chicken pieces, drizzle with buffalo sauce and add Castello®  Burger Blue cheese slice while the chicken is still hot so it melts slightly. Top with burger bun lid.