Friday, August 1, 2014

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni Salad for One

I tossed some cubed chicken breast onto the George Foreman Grill, coated it with Tabasco Buffalo Sauce once it began to brown up, and decided not to be a piggy to save some once it was on my plate... I thought a Buffalo Chicken Macaroni Salad would be fun for lunch the next day and it sure was! Didn't even bother Goggling this one folks. Just tossed simple items into a bowl that all seemed to go well with the Buffalo Chicken, onion, peppers and of course celery.
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No doubt some Blue cheese or Ranch Dressing would be a great addition, but I didn't have any on hand. When I make pasta for lunch I use half whole wheat pasta, it seems to help with that carb crash we might feel... The boss seems to frown upon naps at work:@)

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni Salad for One
No fancy recipe here folks... Feeding more people? Just mix up a bigger batch
Buffalo Chicken cooked, cooled, diced-leftovers are perfect, pick the meat off of real wings if you have them
Elbow macaroni, cooked and run under cold water to cool, drain well-however much you want
Onion, diced
Bell pepper or jalapeno, diced
celery, diced
Mayonnaise, enough to coat everything
Additional Buffalo sauce or hot sauce, enough to make it as flavorful, colorful and spicy as you'd like
A shake or two of celery seed
S&P to taste
~Mix everything and enjoy!
Eat well, use up those leftovers and have a happy day:@)

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  1. Very creative way to use a left-over. In our kitchen, we love to have left-overs.

  2. i've never been one for cold pasta salads, but i bet it was good.

  3. Looks yummy and I never would have thought of the Buffalo wings. Thanks

  4. You are making me hungry! Love easy, delicious and anything with mayonnaise. :)
    I haven't tried the Tabasco buffalo sauce,.. I'm checking it out.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  5. You do like it spicy don't you? I work with people who nap. I myself could never get away with it.

  6. Sounds delish, I bet your co-workers were jealous.

  7. no way! you chopped and made that for just one person! Looks yummy.

  8. A completely different taste idea for me! I would not have thought to bring that buffalo chicken flavor to a pasta salad, and just thinking about it, I'm sure I would love it. It would be "tangy" for lack of a better word. The next time I have some buffalo chicken leftovers, I will try this.

  9. Wow, I love the use of your buffalo chicken in a pasta salad, Lynn! This sounds like a wonderful lunch for one, or increase the ingredients, like you said, for a crowd! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Happy weekend to you!

  10. Great idea! Makes me want to cook up a batch of spicy chicken just to make these :)

  11. Oh, man, does this macaroni salad sound terrific!! Creamy, crunchy with a bit of heat...perfect!

  12. Oh my Lynn...your Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad sounds delicious and like a winning combination! We like buffalo sauce on just about anything :)

  13. Hi Lynn,
    I just love the flavors of your Macaroni Salad, yum! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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