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Buffalo Chicken Salad

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Last week I enjoyed the BBQ chicken with blue cheese slaw wraps so much that I just had to get more of those flavours. The flavours in the wraps reminded me of buffalo wings, pub style where the spicy hot wings are served with a blue cheese dip and some sticks of celery and carrots. Although I was not looking for a greasy meal like chicken wings, a buffalo chicken style salad would be a healthier way to get those flavours. The buffalo chicken salad is a lettuce based salad that includes the carrots and celery, a blue cheese dressing and is topped with a grilled chicken breast that is covered in hot sauce. If you have got your blue cheese dressing ready then this salad is as easy as chopping some vegetables and grilling up some chicken. This salad makes for a pretty nice light meal for a warm summer day and it is certainly packed with flavour.

Buffalo Chicken Salad

(makes 4 servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
2 chicken breasts (about a pound)
2 tablespoons hot sauce
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon oil
1 head romaine lettuce (cut into 1 inch thick slices)
2 carrots (shredded)
4 stalks celery (sliced)
2 green onions (sliced)
1/2 cup blue cheese dressing
hot sauce to taste

Directions:
1. Marinate the chicken in the hot sauce, salt and pepper for 30+ minutes.
2. Brush the oil on the grill and grill the chicken until cooked, about 4-5 minutes per side and set aside while you make the salad.
3. Assemble salad and toss in the dressing.
4. Serve salad topped with sliced chicken. (Add extra hot sauce if you like it hot.)

Buffalo Chicken Recipes:
Easy Crispy Baked Buffalo WingsBuffalo Chicken DipBuffalo Roasted Cauliflower
Buffalo Chicken Potato SkinsBuffalo Chicken Deviled EggsBuffalo Chicken Chili
Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese SandwichBuffalo Chicken Stuffed Zucchini topped with Melted Cheddar, Bacon and an Avocado Blue Cheese DressingBuffalo Chicken Chowder
Buffalo Chicken Club SandwichBuffalo Chicken Quinoa FrittersBuffalo Chicken Burgers
Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno PoppersBuffalo Chicken SaladBuffalo Chicken Sushi

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21 comments:

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

wow..wonderful colors...and the salad with the blue cheese dreesing....yummilicious

Paula said...

Oh yum! I love main dish salads like this! I bet the spicy chicken with the cool lettuce and blue cheese dressing is a sure fire hit! YUM!

Nina Timm said...

Although we are in soup and stew mode down here in Cape Town, this salad will definitely be welcome at my table...love the hot sauce!

Julie said...

Love hot wings, this looks like a whole lot healthier way to do it!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A delightful sald! I really like tha salad dressing!

Ceers,

Rosa

brian_in_gib said...

That looks delicious Kevin. I love blue cheese with anything, particularly Danish blue. I think I'd skip the sauce though and just crumble some straight in there.
Greetings from Gib,
Brian

♥peachkins♥ said...

This is my kind of salad!!!


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Joanne said...

More buffalo sauce = more deliciousness. Love this!

Jan said...

Put me down for some of that salad please - Looks delicious!

Natalie said...

I'm also on a blue cheese kick, this looks heavenly! In fact I made your cole slaw & bbq chicken wraps this week--loved 'em both! They'll be on the blog in the next few weeks, thanks for such great recipes :)

~RED~ said...

gorgeous gorgeous!! bravo!

Mrs. Ma'am said...

Oh my goodness! I am so glad I found your blog!! I'm your newest follower and a lover of food. Your pictures make everything look so wonderful. My mouth is watering at this moment... YUM!

Stella said...

This sounds so wonderful, Kevin. To me, there is nothing like a salad made with super fresh green and vegetables with homemade dressing. Good idea too, as these flavors are so comforting and scrums!

Mags said...

Your presentation is second to none. What a lovely photo and a great looking salad. (ya can't go wrong with anything buffalo chicken, can ya?)

jenisnape said...

Making this once I'm back in Canada...:D

yumyuminthetum said...

This would be great with shrimp too!

Maria said...

Great salad! Indeed a healthier way to enjoy the flavors of buffalo wings in a leaner piece of chicken. And I will take some extra blue cheese dressing!

Culinary Cory said...

This sounds awesome! A nice spin on a classic favorite.

Kelly Dee said...

Mmm I love buffalo chicken ANYTHING.

Nancy said...

Thanks for another great meal, Kevin. Cheers from Dallas, Texas!

William said...

I enjoyed your post. One of the best parts of cooking is experiencing that feeling of connecting to one's family.

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