Sunday, February 19, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwich


A long time ago a co-worker told me that he had an emotional allergy to mayonnaise.   I thought it was an apt description.  You're not physically allergic, but the thought of eating _______ messes with your head.    I think I still feel that way about cream of wheat.    And salad sandwiches. 

I'm not a big fan of other people's ________ salad.   Chicken, ham, egg, tuna,  you name it, I'm not interested in eating it.    It's not the mayo.   Unlike my co-worker of yore, I don't suffer from an emotional allergy to mayo.   It's usually the unknown chopped green thingies and random spices.   I don't like relish.  Anywhere.   In general I'm not a fan of other things that go crunch in a sandwich, such as celery and bell peppers.  

When I can make the sandwich filling myself, I'm happy to enjoy a rare salad sandwich.   Why?  Because it only has the things I like.   If I'm going to eat a sandwich (not my favorite dish), then it should taste great to me.    Buffalo chicken tastes great.   And things that go crunch in the night?  Celery is a perfect accompaniment for this salad, just like it is with wings.

What You Need
2 large or 3 medium boneless skinless chicken breasts, grilled (I used my little Foreman grill) and cubed
2 ribs of celery chopped
1/4 cup light mayo
1/4 cup hot sauce ('cause I like it with a kick)
1/4 blue cheese crumbles
salt/pepper to taste

What You Do
After grilling your chicken, slice it into cubes and allow to cool just a bit.   Then combine all ingredients in a medium bowl until the chicken and celery are coated with the hot sauce mixture.   Allow salad to chill briefly (or until you're hungry).   Serve in a whole wheat pita, or the sandwich vessel of your choice.

1 comment:

Tina said...

This chicken salad sandwich does look tasty! I have seen a lot of buffalo type recipes but never one like this-yum! I like that you included some crunchy celery in this. Great recipe.

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