Deviled Eggs have to be by far my favorite appetizers to make. If you are wondering I put mustard, lots of mustard in them. However, once in awhile I get a hankering to try something different.
I had a friend when we lived in Germany who also attended the same school as I did that made an avocado deviled egg which got me thinking what other types could I create? Now the thing with deviled eggs that you must remember the shell has to be able to hold whatever you put in it within reason. It is typically a one bite appetizer at most two. And personally it should have a unique or defined flavor. If you are like me themed foods are fun. Now think of food items you usually have in front of a sports game or eat at a sport bar and you get the typical chicken wings with some sort of sauce.
Not your ordinary Deviled Egg…
I do not out of the norm eat spicy foods but occasionally I feel the want for buffalo wings which really is mild in comparison to other used sauces on wings. But to me they are the spiciest thing I will try. And they still give my tongue a burn and a need to drink something extra cold with them.
I made these a few years back but I used a food processor to process the chicken into a pulp.
What you will need is
- 1/2 breast of cooked chicken (boiled, roasted whatever your preference)
- 1 dozen eggs, halved, de-yolked
- 1 dozen yolks mushed
- 1-2 stalks of celery minced
- Mayo/Greek Yogurt varies on preference 3tbsp
- Buffalo Sauce 1-2tbsp
- Blue Cheese 3tbsp and remaining for garnish
For my photos I actually ate some of my boiled eggs before hand so I ended up with about 7 eggs instead of a dozen so the mixture was less egg at. Plus I went a little overboard and put a whole breast. I chopped the meat up into very small chunks but this can easily be thrown into a processor with the egg yolk and add the liquid until it resembles the consistency you want. Now if you are going to process add in the celery after you are done processing so you can get the little feel of celery in each bite. Also this is when you add blue cheese because you might also want that little surprise in every bite.
Once you are done mixing and tasting. Please taste and adjust as you need you may even want salt and pepper or more sauce.
Fill each egg. You probably will have a bit of extra filling. See photo of excess can be used with celery sticks or crackers and be eaten also as a side but moreso a dip.
Top with some blue cheese and buffalo sauce for added flair.
Substitutions: Greek yogurt for mayonnaise.
Cauliflower, minced instead of chicken.
If you don’t have the time or kitchen to do all the prep like boiling. They sell boiled eggs in the refrigerated section in the grocery store along with rotisserie chickens. You could easily take the ingredients to work and make them quickly.
And if you are looking for a different type of serving versus using the egg shell serve this on celery similar to Ants on a Log, but more grown up style. Instead of using the shells chop them lightly and add to chicken mixture and top celery pieces with it.
My mom mentioned this being a great idea for those dieting and looking for less carbs as it is mostly a protein with minimal fats.
Spice up your gathering today and make a fun little dinner addition.
The ladies at the Sunday Social might gasp at the sight, but who knows you might surprise them.