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Buffalo Chicken Salad

This Buffalo Chicken Salad recipe is filled with fresh greens, vegetables, and topped with a flavorful buffalo marinated chicken breast!

Salads in the summertime are definitely a go to for me. If you are wanting other crisp salads like this one you have to try my Southwest Salad, Honey Mustard Chicken Salad and Cobb Salad!

Chicken buffalo salad in a glass bowl

A salad the whole family will love

Something about a salad places me on a patio in perfectly warm weather. Mixing that with a cool crisp salad and a cold drink, nothing feels more like summertime. This Buffalo Chicken salad has become a new staple in our household. We love buffalo chicken and putting it on top of a fresh salad compared to pairing it with the typical French fries makes this momma very happy! I also love that I can marinate the chicken in only an hour and it will hold all of that delicious buffalo favoring!

How to make Buffalo Chicken Salad

Assemble your ingredients. For exact amounts see the recipe card below.

Ingredients for buffalo chicken salad

In a gallon sized freezer bag add in the hot sauce, honey, and spices for the chicken marinade and use your hands to massage together to make the marinade. Then, add in the chicken and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or even overnight.

buffalo chicken in a plastic bag

Once the chicken has marinated for an hour, preheat your grill and spray the grates with cooking oil to keep the chicken from sticking. Cook the chicken for about 6 minutes on each side until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Then let the chicken rest and prepare the salad.

grilled buffalo chicken

In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce, carrots, celery, bell pepper, corn, and avocado, and mix well.

Buffalo chicken salad in a glass bowl

Next, slice up your chicken breasts and place them on top of the mixed salad along with the blue cheese crumbles.

Buffalo chicken salad in a glass bowl

Finally, serve this Buffalo Chicken Salad with your favorite dressing and enjoy!

Plated buffalo chicken salad

Storage and Reheating Info

You can STORE this recipe in your fridge for 3-5 days.

I would recommend storing the chicken separately to REHEAT in your microwave before having left overs. Of course the chicken will already be cooked through so you do not have to reheat your chicken if you don’t want to.

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This Buffalo Chicken Salad recipe is filled with fresh greens, vegetables, and topped with a flavorful buffalo marinated chicken breast!

Buffalo Chicken Salad

This Buffalo Chicken Salad recipe is filled with fresh greens, vegetables, and topped with a flavorful buffalo marinated chicken breast!
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Course: Main Dishes, Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 346kcal
Author: LifeMadeSimple Team
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Ingredients

For the Buffalo Chicken
  • 1 lb chicken breast - boneless, skinless
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
For the Salad
  • 8 cups romaine lettuce - chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 3/4 cup celery - diced ~ approx. 2 stalks
  • 1 red bell pepper - diced
  • 1 avocado - diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn - defrosted
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles - optional
  • blue cheese dressing - optional

Instructions

  • In a gallon sized freezer bag add in the hot sauce, honey, and spices for the chicken marinade and use your hands to massage together to make the marinade. Then, add in the chicken and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or even overnight.
  • Once the chicken has marinated for an hour, preheat your grill and spray the grates with cooking oil to keep the chicken from sticking. Cook the chicken for about 6 minutes on each side until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Then let the chicken rest and prepare the salad.
  • In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, carrots, celery, bell pepper, corn, and avocado, and mix well
  • Next, slice up your chicken breasts and place them on top of the mixed salad along with the blue cheese crumbles.
  • Finally, serve with your favorite dressing and enjoy!

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NOTES

You can store this recipe in your fridge for 3-5 days.
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
346
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
16
g
25
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
7
g
Cholesterol
 
85
mg
28
%
Sodium
 
770
mg
33
%
Potassium
 
1210
mg
35
%
Carbohydrates
 
22
g
7
%
Fiber
 
8
g
33
%
Sugar
 
9
g
10
%
Protein
 
31
g
62
%
Vitamin A
 
12901
IU
258
%
Vitamin C
 
62
mg
75
%
Calcium
 
156
mg
16
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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