Buffalo Chicken Salad and Blue Cheese

Buffalo sauce adds a kick of flavor to this tasty salad.
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Perdue

Buffalo sauce adds a kick of flavor to this tasty salad.

4
Servings
449
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Perdue Perfect Portions boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2  Cup  hot pepper sauce
  • 2  Tablespoons  butter
  • 3  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  pepper
  • 1  Cup  sour cream
  • 4  Tablespoons  blue cheese, crumbled
  • 4  Tablespoons  white vinegar
  • 1  Tablespoon  milk, optional
  • 4  Cups  romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1/2  Cup  celery, chopped
  • 1/2  Cup  cherry tomatoes, halved

Directions

In a small skillet, heat hot sauce, butter, and 2 tablespoons olive oil over low heat just until butter has melted. Set aside.

Heat a lightly greased grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Brush chicken breasts with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Chicken is done when it feels firm to the touch and a meat thermometer inserted in center reaches 170 degrees F. Remove the chicken from the grill.

Slice chicken breasts into strips. Toss the chicken with the warm mixture of hot sauce and butter and set aside while making the blue cheese dressing.

In medium bowl, stir together sour cream, blue cheese, and white vinegar, smashing enough of the blue cheese into the dressing to give it flavor, but still leaving some chunks. If dressing is too thick, thin it with a little milk.

Toss lettuce in large bowl with just enough blue cheese dressing to lightly coat. Heap tossed salad onto 4 individual salad plates. Sprinkle the celery and cherry tomatoes over the top. Arrange the chicken slices over the top of each salad. Serve remaining blue cheese dressing on the side.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
31g
44%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
17g
71%
Cholesterol
46mg
15%
Carbohydrate, by difference
34g
26%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
969µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
27mg
36%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
207µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
170mg
17%
Choline, total
28mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
284µg
71%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
38mg
12%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
133mg
19%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
1016mg
68%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
283g
10%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Chicken Salad Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Salad Cooking Tip

Legs take longer than breasts to cook. For more consistent results, mark the chicken on the grill and then finish cooking them in an oven.

Chicken Salad Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfnadel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken.

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