Buffalo Chicken Salad

Recent Posts

Christina Ross
Christina Rosshttps://www.healthyfoodforliving.com/
I'm a human being on planet earth. I've lived hundreds of lifetimes. In this incarnation I'm here to advance medicine.
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
Prep Time15 minutes
Cooking Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Servings4 servings
Yield1 salad per serving


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


  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
Dietary Fiber5g
Saturated Fat8g
Vitamin D10% DV
Calcium15% DV
Iron10% DV

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.

Latest Recipes

More Articles Like This