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Buffalo MorningStar Farms® Chik’n Tender Salad
Buffalo MorningStar Farms® Chik’n Tender Salad 1

Buffalo MorningStar Farms® Chik’n Tender Salad

with blue cheese, apples, pickled celery and candied walnuts

Products Used: Morningstar Farms® Chik'n Tenders
Servings: 4


Pickled Celery

  • ⅓ cup Unseasoned rice vinegar
  • ⅓ cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • 2 stalks Celery, thinly sliced
  • 16 ea. MorningStar Farms® Chik’n Tender
  • as needed Kosher salt
  • as needed Lettuce, torn or chopped (Romaine or Bibb)
  • ¼ cup Buffalo wing sauce (like Frank’s Redhot Buffalo Wings sauce)
  • ½ cup Crumbled blue cheese
  • as needed Pickled celery
  • 1 ea. Apple, small diced
  • 1 cup Candied walnuts
  • ¼ cup Thinly sliced chives

Recipe Directions

1. For the Pickled Celery, boil the rice vinegar, sugar, salt, and ⅓ cup of water in a small pot and give it a stir so the sugar dissolves. Pour the boiling liquid over the celery, and let it cool to room temperature. Keep this in the fridge until ready to serve.
2. For the Chik’n, deep fry frozen tenders for 4 minutes at 360° F. Gently shake basket once while cooking. For safety, product must be cooked from frozen to an internal temperature of 165° F measured by a thermometer in two places. When you remove chik’n from the fryer season with a little salt.
Create a bed of lettuce on a plate. Place four tenders on each plate and garnish with the Buffalo wing sauce, blue cheese, pickled celery, diced apples, candied walnuts and chives.
NOTES: Cook Chik’n Tenders from frozen. Store product in freezer until ready to use. Typical visual cues for deep frying will not be present when cooking this product. Specifically, these tenders do not float during the frying process. Cook to temperature, not to sight.
HOLDING: For best performance, hold up to 11 minutes under a heat lamp. For best quality, consume within 15-20 minutes after preparing. For carry out, follow same parameters as other fried food while delivering to maintain optimal food integrity.