Store-bought rotisserie chicken is my friend – and it should be yours too. It’s the most amazing shortcut to some of my favorite dishes. In fact, every time I think I’ve exhausted ways to use it, I come up with another one.
Of course, if you’d prefer to prepare your own, the process is quite simple. Once you buy a roasting chicken, loosen its skin and add fresh herbs underneath (if you like), and then rub softened butter all over the skin. Season with salt and pepper, and roast it in the oven at 400 F for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Here’s a great recipe to try!
But back to the matter at hand: this delicious salad. The perfect quick brunch or lunch recipe, Buffalo Style Chicken Salad is a hybrid of two classic recipes: chicken salad and buffalo wings.
I’m actually thinking of serving these on mini bagels or tiny slider rolls for Super Bowl Sunday – they’ll be a touchdown!
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Makes 2 sandwiches
1 1/2 cups store-bought rotisserie chicken, shredded
1 large stalk of celery, chopped small
1 tbsp. of red onion, finely minced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2-3 tbsp. buffalo hot sauce such as Franks Redhot
1/4 cup feta or blue cheese, crumbled
2 mini bagels, cut in half lengthwise
Salt and pepper to taste
1. In a large bowl combine, chicken, celery, and onions.
2. In another smaller bowl, stir together mayo, hot sauce, and cheese. Mash with a fork until well combined.
3. Stir into chicken mixture and place onto mini bagels.