These buffalo chicken salad sandwiches are a perfect blend of spicy, creamy, comforting, and delicious. Much easier to eat outside than a plate full of wings, with all the fiery flavor you love!
Pre-cooked (grilled or rotisserie) chicken is shredded and tossed with and diced celery in a creamy blue cheese and buffalo sauce dressing, and piled on a bed of romaine on a chewy ciabatta bun. Hot or cold, this sandwich is heavenly on a springtime picnic!
Feel free to make this salad ahead… it will keep in the fridge for at least a day or so! Sandwiches and chips are always a favorite combo, and they are often on the menu since my family loves them so much.
- 2 large chicken breasts, cooked & shredded
- 2-3 large stalks of celery, chopped
- 3/4 cup buffalo sauce (+ extra for the rolls)
- 1/2 cup blue cheese dressing (+ extra for the rolls)
- salt & pepper, to taste
- 4-8 romaine leaves
- 4 ciabatta buns
In a large bowl, toss together the shredded chicken, chopped celery, buffalo sauce & blue cheese dressing. Toss to combine and season with salt & fresh ground pepper, to taste.
Spread one half of each of the split rolls with a bit of buffalo sauce, lay a romaine leaf or two on top of that and then a generous pile of the chicken salad. Spread a bit of blue cheese dressing on the top half of the bun and close the sandwich.
If you are packing these on a picnic farther than your backyard, wrap each one individually with parchment or foil and refrigerate until you are ready to leave.
Don't forget to pack your wipes, drinks, and of course, some delicious Kettle Chips to go with those sandwiches!