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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 350.2
  • Total Fat: 5.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 86.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1,150.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 37.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 35.8 g

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Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad Unchained Recipe Contest

Submitted by: JASONIOUS
Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad Unchained Recipe Contest

Introduction

I remade Chili's Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad because I really like chicken salads and I like hot wings. This recipe cuts the original's calories by about half. Most of the savings comes in baking the chicken in panko instead of frying the chicken in a batter.

NOTE: After thinking about it and reading some comments, I changed the wing sauce amount in the nutrition calculator to be 1 serving (1 Tbsp.) instead of the 8 that I had originally to match the ingredients list (the amount of sauce used is not equal to the amount you consume). It's still higher in sodium than I'd like, but I think the recipe is a good first cut. I'll keep tinkering with it.
I remade Chili's Boneless Buffalo Chicken Salad because I really like chicken salads and I like hot wings. This recipe cuts the original's calories by about half. Most of the savings comes in baking the chicken in panko instead of frying the chicken in a batter.

NOTE: After thinking about it and reading some comments, I changed the wing sauce amount in the nutrition calculator to be 1 serving (1 Tbsp.) instead of the 8 that I had originally to match the ingredients list (the amount of sauce used is not equal to the amount you consume). It's still higher in sodium than I'd like, but I think the recipe is a good first cut. I'll keep tinkering with it.

Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    Pico de Gallo
    1 Medium Tomato
    1/2 Medium Onion
    1 Green Onion
    1/2 Jalapeno or other pepper
    1/2 a bunch of cilantro
    juice of a lime (to taste)

    Chicken
    8 oz. Boneless Skinless Chicken Tenderloins (about 4)
    1/2 C Panko Bread Crumbs
    1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash Table Blend
    8 Tbsp. Texas Pete Buffalo Wing Sauce

    Salad
    4 C Green Giant Spring Mix (or other prepared salad mix)
    4 Tbsp. Kraft Free Ranch Dressing
    4 Slices of Turkey Bacon, cooked and crumbled.

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Directions

Makes 2 salads

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

While oven is preheating, make the pico de gallo
1. Chop tomatoes and onions
2. Finely dice pepper, cilantro, and green onion.
3. Mix ingredients in bowl, add lime juice and mix again.

When the oven reaches temperature, prepare and bake the chicken
1. Place panko and Mrs. Dash in a gallon-sized ziploc bag.
2. Add tenderloins, seal, and mix to coat.
3. Place tenderloins in baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
4. Remove dish from oven and let sit for 5 minutes.
5. Chop tenderloins into bite-sized pieces.
5. In a separate gallon-sized ziploc bag, place hot sauce.
6. Place tenderloins into bag, seal, and shake to coat.

Assemble the Salad
1. Place greens on plate.
2. Sprinkle with turkey bacon
3. Top with pico de gallo
4. Place tenderloin pieces on salad
Serve with ranch dressing on the side.

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user JASONIOUS.






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  • I would definitely order this! - 11/10/09

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  • The sodium is really off the scale here, did you know most turkey bacon is HIGH in sodium too, which didn't help the extra sodium in the wing sauce either. Not so sure about this recipe as ranch is not a dressing I like. - 11/5/09

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  • I would think if someone was concerned about the sodium content, they could either try to find a low-sodium wing sauce or instead of putting it in a bag and shaking to coat, they could just drizzle it over the chicken before cutting it up. - 11/5/09

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  • That's a days worth of sodium in one serving. No way I would make this, sorry! - 11/4/09

    Reply from JASONIOUS (11/4/09)
    Good point. A bulk of the sodium comes from the wing sauce. The amount in the recipe is put in a biggie and shaken with the chicken. Anything that doesn't stick to the chicken gets thrown away, so the sodium count is lower than the nutritional info would lead you to believe. Thanks for the input.


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  • The perfect salad. Hot wings, bacon and ranch? Lovely - 11/4/09

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  • Loved this dish. I'm not a big fan of ranch dressing so I used my own homemade southwest dressing. Yummilicious! - 11/3/09

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  • Mmmm...I love home made tacos and this is full of great healthy ingredients! - 11/3/09

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