Finding a meal that is equal parts spicy, delicious, and healthy can be a little tricky, but get ready! Because we’re about to blow your mind with this healthy buffalo chicken salad.
All the best parts of buffalo wings and all the healthy vitamins and nutrients of a salad? Yes, please! This salad is the perfect addition to your Sunday sports viewing. (Or, really, any time you’re in the mood for something delicious and healthy!)
The simple homemade buffalo sauce packs a spicy punch that pairs perfectly with the crisp veggies of the salad. It’s the perfect combination of one of our favorite guilty pleasures and healthy nutritious choices.
What to Include in Your Healthy Buffalo Chicken Salad
This healthy buffalo chicken salad is going to be your new favorite go-to dish. The lettuce is the perfect base for your salad. It’s packed with essential nutrients and brings out the flavor of the chicken while providing a great contrast in textures.
Smothered in your delicious homemade buffalo sauce, the tender chicken breast will have you drooling for more after the first bite. The sauce is so simple and easy to make, you’ll be adding it to everything you cook!
Add in some carrots to give your salad a little crunch and color to complete your dish. You can really add any of your favorite salad veggies for extra nutrition and flavor.
How to Enjoy Your Healthy Buffalo Chicken Salad
This healthy buffalo chicken salad is easy to prep ahead of time and doesn’t take long to cook. It’s a healthy way to indulge in a favorite game day treat that you can make to share with friends and family.
One of the best things about this salad is that you can mix it up with ease!
Eat it by itself for a tasty low-carb meal that’s the perfect lunchtime pick-me-up. Or pack it as a wrap for a tasty treat on the go. You can even grab some bread and turn your buffalo chicken salad into a delicious sandwich for a change of pace.
Love buffalo sauce? Check out my Slow Cooker Spicy Buffalo Chicken Dip!
What to Add to Your Chicken Salad
While ranch is the most commonly used dressing for this salad, you can use whatever dressing you like best! The flavor of ranch dressing complements the kick of the buffalo chicken well, but you can also try blue cheese dressing! It’s a little sharper, but also brings out the flavor of the buffalo sauce really nicely.
If you want to change up the flavor profile a little bit, add some chopped apple for a little sweetness or some avocado for its creamy texture.
This easy to make and super healthy buffalo chicken salad only has 148 calories, 8.9 grams of carbs, and 9.2 grams of fat per serving.
Whether you’re making a healthy dinner for your next date or packing lunch for your kids, your family and friends will be as thrilled with the taste as you are!Print
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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Salad • Kim Schob
This healthy buffalo chicken salad recipe is all you need to turn your favorite guilty snack into a healthy meal that will satisfy your whole family.
Recipe Yield: 4 servings
- 4 cups lettuce, chopped
- 2 large carrots, shredded
- 1/2 cup your favorite cheese
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp hot sauce
- ½ tsp. Cayenne pepper
Recipe Instructions: Boil, bake or fry chicken until done. Set aside to cool. In a large bowl, add the chopped lettuce, shredded carrots, and cheese. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Reduce stove heat to low. In a skillet over medium heat melt butter. Stir in hot sauce, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Add the chicken pieces and stir to coat evenly. Add the chicken to the salad fixings.