Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Buffalo Chicken Salad and Pretzels

I would like to tell you how much I love the Snyder's Buffalo Wing flavored pretzel pieces. Once I start eating them, I keep going back for a few more. Rather than eating the whole bag myself, I thought about how I could use these differently. I decided to use them as croutons for a Buffalo Chicken salad and they gave a fantastic flavor and crunch to the dish. Snyder's website describes these as "Generous chunks of our Sourdough Hard Pretzels bursting with intense flavor combinations... like the spicy flavor of hot sauce seasoned with cayenne peppers and paprika. Because if you like the red-hot taste of real, five-alarm buffalo wings, you'll love our bite-size Hot Buffalo Wing Pieces!" So, rather than spicing the chicken, I used the pretzels for the Buffalo Wing flavor. This was a huge hit and very tasty! And when you don't want the mess of chicken wings, but still want the flavor, this has some healthiness attached to it along with the flavor.
Buffalo Chicken Salad
1 head iceberg lettuce
1 cup mixed spring greens
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 stalk celery, diced
1 tomato, seeded and diced
4 boneless chicken breast halves
Flour
Panko bread crumbs
1 egg, whisked
2 Tbsp milk
Salt and pepper to taste
Canola oil
Creamy blue cheese dressing
Snyder's Buffalo Chicken Wing flavored pretzels

Dredge chicken in flour that has been seasoned with salt and pepper, then milk, then egg and then breadcrumbs. Place chicken in a saute pan that has been coated with canola oil. Saute chicken until done and remove from pan to a plate. Slice each breast horizontally into one-inch pieces. Wash and spin dry chopped iceberg lettuce and spring greens. Place in a bowl and add onion, celery and tomato. Toss together and plate onto individual serving plates. Top with pretzel pieces and 1-1/2 Tbsp creamy blue cheese dressing.

8 comments:

  1. Hi Linda...I didn't know about these, but I love buffalo wings. Oh dear...I may be in trouble! They sound great on a salad! Have a great week...Debbie

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  2. I've see Snyder products, but the buffalo wings kind. My mouth is salivating at the thought. Very clever to use them as a crouton. The rest of the salad sounds so very good as well.

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  3. Hey! Thanks so much for visitng Sweet Basil! I love meeting everyone. I am loving the whole crouton idea. Genius. I'll save you in favorites too!! Keep in touch!

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  4. I haven't seen these. I'll sure be looking for them now. laurie

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  5. That sounds so good! YUM!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  6. Yummy sounds dee-lish! CHEERS! Michele

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  7. This a great idea, although, I don't like blue cheese so I'll have to use a different dressing.
    A nice, refreshing and healthy meal. YUM!

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  8. Haven't seen that flavor yet, but my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Love their Honey Mustard version - yum!

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