Looking for a no-fuzz, easy, delicious, and healthy recipe to get that meal prep started? Look no further, this buffalo chicken salad is meant for YOU.
A hearty salad packed with lean protein and veggies can be a healthy alternative to sandwiches or burgers during lunchtime. This easy, healthy Buffalo Chicken Salad is my favorite new recipe for lunches! It’s filling and flavorful with a creamy sauce that has just the right amount of kick, and crunchy celery and carrots that make it feel more like a traditional meal than a simple salad. I love using lean ground turkey for this salad because it tastes great with the buffalo sauce and gives it just a bit of extra protein! When I don’t have any turkey on hand, chicken is the perfect alternative.
Which dressing do you need for this buffalo salad?
The dressing in this recipe is made from Greek yogurt, so it’s super creamy without being too heavy. It also has reduced-fat mayonnaise and a little vinegar to boost the flavor. If you prefer to make your own dressing, that would be delicious as well. The vinegar in this salad also helps to balance out the heat from the buffalo sauce and really makes it pop! I especially love using Greek yogurt for dressings because it’s high in protein, low in fat, and has a great creamy texture. If you’re looking for other ways to use up your Greek yogurt, check out my Greek Marinated Grilled Chicken Drumsticks Recipe.
It is so easy to make, with staple ingredients you’re guaranteed to have at home. It’s easy, delicious, and perfect for every day. Ideal to make in advance and to take on the go.
You can precook the chicken yourself or use those leftovers from the weekend and turn them into a healthy chicken buffalo salad to bring to work.
It is a very simple dish that will take you no more than 25 minutes to make and enjoy. It is very versatile, use it to make yourself a wrap or on top of a salad, make a lettuce chicken buffalo salad taco or simply enjoy it on its own. This recipe is fresh, crunchy, and nutritious with just the perfect amount of spice.
What I like the most is that you can make it ahead and store it in the fridge for a couple of days making cooking and being healthy so much easier. Enjoy!
Yields/Serves: 2-4 servings | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 40 minutes.
Here is the list of ingredients for this Chicken Buffalo Salad Recipe:
- 4 cups cooked shredded chicken breast*
- ½ cup celery
- ½ cup carrots
- 2 scallions
- ⅓ cup Greek yogurt
- ⅓ cup light mayonnaise
- ⅓ cup Buffalo wing sauce
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon dried dill weed
- Salt to taste
How to Prepare This Creamy and Healthy Buffalo Chicken Salad?
*Before starting this recipe, cook your chicken breast in boiling water. Once thoroughly cooked (about 20-25 minutes depending on the amount of chicken breast), leave to chill. Shred into bite-size chicken pieces. Set aside.
STEP 1. Dice the celery, shred the carrots and slice the scallions. Add these into a mixing bowl along with the shredded chicken a mix thoroughly.
STEP 2. In a smaller bowl add all other ingredients and mix until well combined.
STEP 3. Add the buffalo wing sauce onto the bigger bowl with the chicken/veggie mix and mix until well combined. Taste and add salt if needed.
STEP 4. Serve on top of a salad or in a tortilla wrap. Enjoy!
Check out the printable recipe below and let me know what you think about this Salad (comments below).
This healthy buffalo chicken salad is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal! It’s packed with flavor and nutrients, and it’s sure to please the whole family.Print
When it comes to making a healthy buffalo chicken salad, there are a few things you can do to make sure it turns out just right. First, be sure to use skinless, boneless chicken breasts. This will help to cut down on fat and calories. Second, use a light or fat-free dressing. And last, top your salad with some fresh veggies like celery and carrots for extra flavor and nutrition. Following these tips will help you create a delicious and healthy salad that everyone will love.