'Food Magic': Transforming leftover chicken

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Today WCL launches 'Food Magic' - where we take a single food item and transform it into a scrumptious new dish! (WLS)

Today WCL launches 'Food Magic' - where we take a single food item and transform it into a scrumptious new dish! We're kicking it off with Lucky Peach Food Writer Kevin Pang - he's taking leftover take out chicken and turning it into 'the best chicken salad you've ever tasted!'

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KFC Flavor Explosion Chicken Salad
By Kevin Pang
From Lucky Peach Issue #2

Cooking isn't supposed to be an exact science. It's improvised jazz, really - the correct recipe is almost always whatever feels right. So apologies for the inexact measurements, but do know this is an extremely forgiving recipe. And it'll be the best chicken salad you've ever tasted.

Leftover KFC fried chicken (preferably original recipe, dark meat)
2 scallion stalks
1 Granny Smith apple
Mayonnaise (preferably Kewpie, a Japanese brand)
Sriracha hot sauce
1 lime

*** Roughly chop up the cold leftover KFC Chicken, skin and all. Or tear it apart with your hands. Whatever you like!
*** Dice up the apple, chop the scallions. Add to bowl of chicken.
*** Add a socially acceptable amount of mayonnaise to the bowl of dry ingredients. Add sriracha or whatever hot sauce, depending on your spicy tolerance. Squeeze lime over everything for added zing!

ABOUT KEVIN PANG:
Kevin Pang is a James Beard Award-winning food writer and filmmaker. He spent 11 years on staff at the Chicago Tribune, and now contributes to Lucky Peach and The New York Times. His critically acclaimed documentary "For Grace" premiered at the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival and was released on iTunes and Amazon.
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