Buffalo Chicken Salad

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Christina Ross
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Buffalo Chicken Salad

There was a time when I thought I didn’t like buffalo chicken.

What I was actually turned off by were the greasy, fatty, & grisly buffalo wings so often found at sports bars.

Little did I know back then that the redeeming qualities of buffalo wings (spicy heat and the tangy blue cheese often served alongside) could be used in healthy & tasty recipes.

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Thank goodness my foray into the foodie world led me to discover the possibilities of combining chicken, hot sauce, and blue cheese into a vast array of dishes.

Such as chicken salad!

Consider this the cold lunch version of my Buffalo Chicken Calzones. Cooked chicken folded into creamy & cooling Greek yogurt gets a flavor punch from hot sauce & crumbled blue cheese. As you might recall, celery never makes its way into my crisper drawer; I used diced carrots for crunch instead.

You can eat the chicken salad as is atop a bed of fresh greens, sandwich it between two slices of hearty whole grain bread, or – as I did – roll it up in soft whole wheat tortillas.

Buffalo Chicken Salad
NameBuffalo Chicken Salad
CuisineAmerican
Prep Time15 minutes
Cooking Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings4 servings
Yield1 salad per serving

Ingredients

  1. 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  3. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  4. Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Buffalo Chicken:
    • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
    • Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
    • In a bowl, mix the buffalo sauce and olive oil. Coat the chicken breasts with this mixture.
    • Place the chicken breasts on a baking sheet and bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
    • Once cooked, allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes, then slice into strips.
  2. Prepare the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, combine the ranch dressing, buffalo sauce, mayonnaise, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create the dressing.
  3. Assemble the Salad:
    • In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, red onion, julienned carrot, and sliced celery.
    • Toss the salad gently to mix the ingredients evenly.
  4. Add the Buffalo Chicken:
    • Arrange the sliced buffalo chicken on top of the salad.
  5. Drizzle with Dressing:
    • Drizzle the prepared buffalo ranch dressing over the salad and chicken.
  6. Garnish:
    • If desired, sprinkle blue cheese crumbles over the top for an extra burst of flavor.
  7. Serve:
    • Toss the salad just before serving to ensure the flavors are well distributed.
    • Serve immediately and enjoy this spicy and flavorful buffalo chicken salad.
Nutrition Per Serving
Calories400 kcal
Protein25g
Carbohydrates15g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars5g
Fat27g
Saturated Fat8g
Cholesterol85mg
Sodium1100mg
Vitamin D10% DV
Calcium15% DV
Iron10% DV
Potassium700mg

Please note that these nutrition values are approximate and can vary based on specific ingredients and portion sizes used. It’s always a good practice to calculate nutrition based on the exact ingredients and quantities you use.

Experience a burst of flavors with our Buffalo Chicken Salad. Tender chicken strips, marinated in zesty buffalo sauce, crown a bed of crisp mixed greens, tomatoes, and carrots. Tossed in a tantalizing buffalo ranch dressing, every bite is a spicy, savory delight. Perfect for a swift, satisfying meal, this salad will leave your taste buds craving for more.

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