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Buffalo Chicken Idaho® Potato Salad Recipe
Courtesy of Idaho Potato Commission
Prep Time: 25 Min.
Cook Time: 20 Min.
What you need:
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+ 6 medium Organic Idaho® potatoes- boiled, peeled and cubed
+ 4 organic boneless skinless chicken breast
+ Buffalo Wing Sauce (your favorite)
+ 1 head of organic Dinosaur kale also known as Tuscan kale, Lacinato kale or black kale
+ 3 stalks of green onions, green and white parts sliced thin
+ 1/4 c. organic extra virgin olive oil
+ 1/4 c. champagne vinegar
+ 1 tsp. thyme
+ Celtic sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
+ sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds (optional)
What to do:
1. Cut chicken either into cubes or long slices and toss in 1/4 c. of the wing sauce.
2. Spread chicken out onto a cookie sheet with sides, lined with parchment paper. Bake in a pre-heated oven set to 425°F for 15-20 min. or until chicken is cooked. How fast it cooks will depend on the thickness of the chicken. You can now keep your chicken warm or cool it off in the refrigerator.
3. While that is cooking wash your kale. Remove the center stem by holding the stem with one hand and placing your fingers on either side of the stem and pulling down the stem. The leaves should slide down and off of the stem and almost cut in half. Finish that cut and stack them onto your cutting board. Then cut your kale into strips. You can have long or short strips depending on which direction you cut.
4. I like to grab a jar with a lid to mix the dressing. Pour in the oil, vinegar, thyme and just a pinch of salt. You can always add more. Put the lid on and give it a good shake for about a minute. This will help the mixture emulsify.
5. Put the kale into your mixing bowl and pour in some of the dressing. Now dive in with your hands and massage the kale. This will help tenderize the kale and also make sure it's all covered in dressing. This is great fun for your young helpers.
6. Now toss in your potatoes, green onions and a little more of the dressing and combine. You may not use all of the dressing, it just depends on how much kale and potatoes you have in the bowl. You don't want them swimming in dressing, just kissed with it. Make sure you give it a quick taste to see if you want a little more salt. You can add in pepper too but keep in mind the heat level of the wing sauce you chose.
7. I like to place my chicken on top of the salad so first I plate the mixed greens and potatoes. Then I top it with the spicy chicken. Feel free to add the seeds now if using them.
* You can use the traditional Frank's Wing Sauce or I've used Wing-time Buffalo Wing Sauce (read the label as some contain dairy). It's a little thicker and clings to the meat more and it's bright orange.
* I like to toss the chicken in a little more sauce just before adding it to the salad to brighten it up and of course get more of that sauce.
* Recipe courtesy of Diane Eblin, Food Blogger, The WHOLE Gang, http://www.thewholegang.org/