Buffalo Chicken Cannoli Recipe for Keto Diet

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Buffalo Chicken Cannoli

Prep Time: 10 minutes

cook time: 1 hour 45 minutes

yield: 4 servings

To make this recipe even easier, use leftover cooked chicken or organic rotisserie chicken from the grocery store. buffalo chicken

3 tablespoons meat fat, lard, or ghee

4 chicken leg quarters

1½ teaspoons fine sea salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ cup diced onions

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 cup chicken bone broth, homemade or store-bought

¼ cup wing sauce or other medium-hot hot sauce cannoli tubes

1 cup grated hard cheese, divided such as Parmesan, Asiago, or aged Gouda for garnish

4 tablespoons wing sauce or other medium-hot hot sauce, divided

4 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese, divided

Celery sticks, for serving

To make the chicken, heat the fat in a deep sauté pan over medium-high heat. Season the leg quarters with the salt and pepper, place them in the hot fat, and sauté for about 8 minutes, until golden brown on all sides.

Add the onions and garlic and cook over medium heat for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are golden brown.

Add the broth and hot sauce and simmer, covered, over medium heat for about 1½ hours, until the chicken is almost falling off the bone.

About 25 minutes before the chicken is done, make the cannoli tubes: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Have on hand 2 cylindrical objects, about 1 inch in diameter . Place a sheet of parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet and grease the parchment with coconut oil spray. Place ¼ cup of the cheese in a circle about 4 inches in diameter. Repeat with another ¼ cup of cheese to make a second 4-inch circle, leaving at least 2 inches of space between them. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes, until golden brown.

When you remove the baking sheet from the oven, you will need to move quickly. Using a spatula or knife, transfer the rounds of cheese to the cylindrical objects and form them around the molds. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the molds. Repeat with the remaining cheese to make a total of 4 tubes. Once cool, fill with the chicken filling.

When the chicken is done, remove the leg quarters from the pan and allow them to cool until you can handle them. Pull the meat off the bones, then chop it.

To serve, fill the cooled cheese tubes with the chopped chicken. Place each cannoli on a serving plate, drizzle with 1 tablespoon of hot sauce, and top with 1 tablespoon of blue cheese crumbles. Serve with celery sticks.

These are best served fresh, but any extra buffalo chicken and cannoli tubes can be stored in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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