This, admittedly, is a weird one. But bear with me – sometimes those weird-ass Chopped pantry situations work out well.
At the beginning of Quarantine Life, DH brought home a bunch of packets of tuna – one of those was buffalo flavored, and I thought that was just fascinating. Of course, it was the last one left in the pile, and it had me craving wings.
Which of course I had zero ingredients to make – so I had to get a little creative.
Note: Ingredients I wanted but did not have: celery, ranch dressing, cucumbers, pickle relish, capers
Buffalo Chicken with Smashed Potatoes
1 pouch (2.5 ounces) Starkist buffalo chicken
1/2 tsp. celery salt
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
6 green olives
500g baby potatoes
3 Tbsp. zaatar
Juice of 1 lemon
Oil, salt & pepper
Set your largest pan over high heat. add the potatoes and enough water so they’re 1/2 – 3/4 covered. Boil 10 minutes or until fork tender.
Transfer the potatoes to a prepared baking sheet and smash flat. Spritz with oil and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Bake at 400F for 20 – 25 minutes or until crispy.
Pull and sprinkle with the zaatar and lemon juice.
In a small bowl, combine the buffalo chicken, green onion (diced), celery salt (celery would be great here), mayo, green olives (diced – capers or pickle relish would also be good) and a little black pepper.
To serve, divide the potatoes and chicken salad into two bowls and toss.
Serves 2 for dinner