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Buffalo Chicken Salad

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This easy Buffalo Chicken Salad recipe (Recipes) is a Spicy and flavorful twist. Buffalo chicken salad is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that combines the spicy flavor of buffalo sauce with the cool and creamy taste of salad greens. Among many Recipes, This recipe is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner, and it can be made in just a few simple steps. It can be made ahead for lunches throughout the week. Great on lettuce wraps or a sandwich!

Buffalo Chicken
Buffalo Chicken

Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe

The origins of buffalo chicken Salad recipes can be traced back to the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, where the dish was first served in 1964. The story goes that the owner, Teressa Bellissimo, came up with the idea to deep fry chicken wings and toss them in a spicy buffalo sauce as a late-night snack for her son and his friends. The dish was an instant hit and has since become a staple in American cuisine.

Buffalo chicken salad takes the classic flavors of buffalo chicken and presents them in a healthier and more versatile form. By using boneless, skinless chicken breasts and baking them instead of deep-frying, this recipe reduces the fat and calories while still delivering the delicious taste of buffalo sauce.

Buffalo Chicken Recipes

Ingredients in Buffalo Chicken Salad

This salad is fresh and insanely delicious. You will never go back to anything else when you need a delicious salad on the fly! Check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact measurements. Buffalo chicken salad is also a great option for those who are trying to eat healthier. The dish is low in fat and calories, and it’s a great source of protein. It’s also a good option for those who are following a gluten-free diet, as long as you make sure the buffalo sauce you use is gluten-free.

Buffalo Chicken

  • Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts: Cut these so that they are thin (or you can pound them thin) (cut thin or pounded thinner). If you want to make it more simple, then you can even heat up some precooked chicken tenders and then coat them with the sauce.
  • Ranch Powder Seasoning: This adds easy and delicious seasoning to the dressing.
  • Frank’s Hot Sauce: The hot sauce provides some heat. Use a little bit more if you want to crank that up a notch.
  • Honey: The honey helps with the texture and flavor.

When it comes to serving, you can garnish it with additional cilantro, or even some chopped green onions, for added flavor and color. You can also add some diced avocado, croutons, or other veggies to make it more of a complete meal. And you can also serve it with your favorite dressing on top or as a wrap.


  • Romaine Lettuce: Chop this up or rip it into bite size pieces.  
  • Grape Tomatoes: Even though these are small, you’ll still want to cut these in half. 
  • Carrots: Just buy a bag of matchstick carrots to make your life simpler!
  • Feta Cheese: You cannot ever go wrong adding feta cheese to a salad! You could substitute these for blue cheese crumbles as well.
  • Celery: Dice this up into small pieces.
  • Ranch Dressing: You can drizzle this with homemade ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing!

This salad is perfect for a quick lunch or dinner, and it can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for later. It’s also great for picnics, potlucks, and parties. You can serve it in a big bowl for a crowd or in individual bowls for a more formal setting.

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Salad

This salad comes together quickly and easily! It’s a delicious lunch or mid-day snack! Make enough so that you can have leftovers the next day…

In addition to the classic buffalo chicken salad recipe, you can also add some twists to the dish by experimenting with different types of greens or toppings. For example, you can use arugula, spinach, or mixed greens instead of lettuce. You can also add some diced tomatoes, cucumbers, or bell peppers for added color and flavor.

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buffalo chicken salad

This buffalo chicken salad is packed with fresh vegetables, feta cheese, and the perfect buffalo chicken. Layer this with some homemade dressing, and you'll have your new go-to salad recipe! 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 2
Calories 510 kcal


  • 1 pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts (cut thin or pounded thinner)
  • 2 tbsp Ranch Powder Seasoning
  • 1/3 cup Frank's Hot Sauce
  • 3 tbsp  Honey
  • 4 cups Romaine Lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cups Grape Tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cups Carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 cups Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Celery, diced


  • Prepare your marinade by combining the buffalo sauce, ranch seasoning, and honey. Whisk until combined.
  • Place the prepared chicken in a sealable plastic bag, add the marinade, and move the bag around to coat the chicken. Allow it to marinate for 25 minutes or a few hours.
  • Grill, pan-fry, or bake the chicken until the juices run clear.
  • I like to add extra buffalo sauce on top to give it an extra bold flavor!
  • To assemble your salads, divide the salad ingredients evenly between 2 bowls, or make one large salad to share!
  • Slice the chicken and add to the salad.
  • Top with ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing. Enjoy!


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