A large buffalo chicken salad arranged in a salad platter with a small side dish of blue cheese crumbles.
Print Pin

Buffalo Chicken Salad

You don't need a reservation to enjoy a crave-worthy, restaurant quality dinner salad. Crisp boneless buffalo wings are nestled atop a crunchy salad base tossed with 2-ingredient vinaigrette, blue cheese crumbles, and creamy avocado. This buffalo chicken salad is a quick 30-minute meal packed with protein and vegetables.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 446kcal
Author Danielle Esposti

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1/2 recipe Buffalo Chicken Bites (Boneless Buffalo Wings)
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1/2 c shredded carrots
  • 1/2 c shredded red cabbage
  • 2 stalks celery thinly sliced
  • 1/3 c crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1/2 english cucumber diced

Simple Red Wine Vinaigrette

Instructions

  • Prepare the boneless buffalo chicken bites. Follow the recipe here, but cut the portion size in half.
  • While the chicken bites are browning, prepare the salad base. Toss the romaine lettuce, carrots, cabbage, celery, and blue cheese in a large bowl.
  • Combine the red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper in a glass measuring cup or small bowl. Whisk until emulsified. Pour half the vinaigrette over the salad base and toss.
  • Layer the diced avocado, diced cucumber, and boneless buffalo chicken bites over the salad base. Serve immediately with additional dressing on the side.

Notes

For quick and easy prep, use pre-shredded carrots, pre-shredded red cabbage, and blue cheese crumbles. 

Nutrition

Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1389mg | Potassium: 550mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 59% | Vitamin C: 19% | Calcium: 17% | Iron: 7%