A few weeks ago, Barhyte Specialty Foods sent me a case of their sauces and condiments to try out it recipes. They have so many yummy flavor combinations in their sauces that I can’t wait to try them all. I chose to use the Hot Wing Sauce first, and I was really pleased with the results. The chicken was pretty spicy, but I thought the coolness of the salad balanced it out. My 6 year old even ate it, but he did drink plenty of milk with it! 😉 If you don’t like things on the spicy side, you might want to try using half ranch dressing in the dipping sauce.
I added some of the hot wing sauce to the dressing to, and thought it was a nice change. Added a bit of kick to the ranch dressing, but wasn’t overpowering. Feel free to add whatever salad toppings your family likes. Or you could just serve the chicken alone with a salad on the side. That’s how my boys ate it.
Spicy Hot Wing Chicken Salad
4 chicken breasts, cut in strips
3/4 cup Saucy Mama hot wing sauce (for less spice, use half ranch dressing)
3/4 cup Panko crumbs
3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1-2 Tbsp Saucy Mama hot wing sauce
1 small head leafy green lettuce, chopped
1/2 bag fresh spinach
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
1 cucumber, halved and sliced
Line a large cookie sheet with foil; spray with non-stick spray. Pour hot wing sauce into a shallow container. Combine Panko and bread crumbs in another shallow container. Dip chicken strips in hot wing sauce, then in crumbs. Place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for about 18-20 minutes or till chicken is done and juice runs clear.
Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl and place in the refrigerator till serving. Combine all salad ingredients except Craisins in a large bowl.
To serve: Place salad on plate and top with craisins. Arrange chicken on top and drizzle with dressing.