Occasionally I can be found standing over the stove, pulling the still too hot, crispy-skinned wing tops off a cooling browned bird. A crime of passion, you can be sure. But what's worse is my premeditated disappearing of one of the chicken's prized breasts. Not for my own immediate consumption, mind, but for the sake of the next day's salad. Because I have discovered joy, and it's name is buffalo chicken salad.
- Deliciousness. This salad is crisp, creamy, and filling for your soul.
- Ease of cleanup. One bowl to rule them all if you make the dressing at the bottom of whatever you are serving this salad in. Another routine occurrence: on "Big Bowl of Salad Nights" we eat out of the serving bowl, so no extra plates are harmed in the consumption of this salad.
- Ease of preparation. Is there a better feeling than being able to cook without shopping? To just come home and prepare a meal out of what is in your home? I don't think so. (The flip side, of course, is that there is nothing worse than having to buy ALL of the ingredients in a recipe. No. Just no. I can't do it.) This is a very "staple friendly" recipe, the kind that says: You got this!