Yes you are, dear chicken. Especially when you are grilled, slathered in buttery hot sauce and served on a cool bed of lettuce along with some crunchy carrots and celery, then drizzled with a creamy blue cheese sauce.
Fantastic! (and did I mention EASY?)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup hot sauce
2 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 pounds)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
4 stalks celery, thinly sliced, plus 1/4 cup chopped celery leaves
1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 carrot, thinly sliced
1 head iceberg lettuce, cut into 4 wedges
1. Preheat grill to high.
2. Mix melted butter and hot sauce in a large bowl. Transfer half of the mixture to a small bowl and put near the grill for brushing.
3. Brush the chicken with the olive oil and grill until just marked on the bottom, about 3 minutes. Flip and brush evenly with the hot sauce mixture. Continue grilling, turning as needed and brushing with the sauce, until well-marked and cooked through, about 10 more minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes, then cut into bite-size pieces. Toss with the reserved hot sauce mixture.
4. Purée 3/4 cup blue cheese and the sour cream in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add half of the blue cheese dressing to the bowl with the chicken; add the sliced celery and celery leaves, red onion and carrot and toss.
5. Divide the lettuce wedges and chicken salad among plates. Drizzle with the remaining dressing and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup blue cheese.
Recipe from Food Network Magazine
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