• 3 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 1/2 cup buffalo-style hot sauce , divided
  • 6 hoagie rolls , split
  • 1/3 cup refrigerated blue cheese dressing (or ranch dressing)
  • 1/2 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 1 1/2 cups matchstick-cut carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups diagonally sliced celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion (optional)
  • 12 large deli-fried chicken strips (about 1 1/4 pound)
  • 1 (4 ounce) package crumbled blue cheese (or shredded parmesan or swiss cheese)
  • buffalo-style hot sauce (extra-optional)
  • 1 Stir together butter and 2 teaspoons hot sauce. Brush cut sides of rolls evenly with mixture. Place, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted.
  • 2 Stir together blue cheese dressing, 2-3 teaspoons hot sauce, and Creole seasoning. Add carrots, celery, and if desired, onion; toss to coat.
  • 3 Arrange chicken on bottom halves of rolls; drizzle evenly with remaining hot sauce.
  • 4 Layer chicken evenly with carrot mixture and crumbled blue cheese.
  • 5 Top with remaining roll halves. Serve with additional hot sauce, if desired.