Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sammich Saturday: Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Happy St. Patrick's Day!! Do you have your green on today? I wouldn't want you to be bruised from relentless pinching make sure to wear something green! Being Irish, you might think that I'd be more celebratory on this day...but really, most years, it's just another day. I don't cook traditional Irish food, I just wear my green and acknowledge the day itself. Oh, and I don't drink beer. Aren't I such a good Irish girl? :)

The rodeo is in town, so I will be accompanying T and baby C to the carnival and petting zoo today, followed by a BBQ cookoff and some music. And there will be drinking involved, just not beer. I prefer things a little stronger, ya know? What are you planning? Not everyone "celebrates" St. Patty's Day, but it is Saturday, and that is something to celebrate every week! If you're planning on indulging on any alcholic beverages, make sure you fill your tummy first...and these Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches fit the bill for good, carby deliciousness. Quick to fix before heading out for drinking fun! Or, for the more responsible, it's still a great Saturday lunch to fill you up and make you happy. Try it today!

Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwich

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Light Miracle Whip
  • 1/3 cup Franks Red Hot
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 1 celery stalk, cut into very small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp dill pickle relish
  • Sandwich rolls (I used sub rolls)
  • Leaf Lettuce
  • Tomato Slices
  1. Cook chicken in a skillet over medium high heat (about 2-3 minutes per side) until cooked through. Remove and place in a mixing bowl. Shred with two forks, or in in mixer.
  2. In another medium mixing bowl combine all of the ingredients through pickle relish. Adjust hot sauce and/or ranch dressing to reach your desired heat/creaminess, then mix chicken in.
  3. Toast sandwich rolls, spoon chicken salad onto bottom roll and top with tomato and lettuce. Voila! Magnificent sandwich...enjoy! 

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