Spring is here! Spring is here! Spring is here!!!
What does that mean? Fresh air flowing through open windows, sunshine warming faces and arms… and picnics!
We are blessed to have a beautiful backyard to enjoy, and goodness does food just taste better outside, ya know?
Also, packs of messy kids are much more easily hosed off outside and crumbs are food for the birds, so no clean up for me.
WooHOO! I love picnic weather!!
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!
Shredded chicken and diced celery are tossed 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.
Kettle Brand Chips is the first brand to be verified by the Non-GMO Project! That right there makes them the best choice for my family.
I especially love their Natural Promise: all natural ingredients, Non-GMO oil and potatoes, and no trans fats, MSG or preservatives. Exactly what I like to hear when I am picking out food for my family!
Oh and don’t worry… these chips taste amazing. Crisp, golden, fresh & flavorful. Everything you’d want in a chip and more!
I am a jalapeño chip girl… across the board that is my favorite flavor with just about everything. My kids love the sea salt flavor, and well… the Buffalo Bleu chips are a must try! Yum!
- 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!
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