Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Salad makes a delicious, flavorful salad  that has all the flavor of buffalo wings and the freshness of a salad! Ready in 20 minutes!

 

Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe from addapinch.com

This week, we’re back into our school and work routines after a long break for Christmas and New Years. I’ll be honest. It’s tough, while being therapeutic. There’s something about the fresh start of a brand new year and a brand new semester of school that is like the wiping the slate clean to start anew. I love that feeling.

It also is the time of year where I, like most everyone else I know, am trying to get my family’s meals back in line after all of the rich, holiday meals that seemed to be nonstop since Thanksgiving. That’s where this salad comes into the picture.

While we love salads, it sure is shakes things up a bit to where I love them even more when I add a bold flavor to them like in this buffalo chicken salad. The spiciness of the buffalo chicken is tamed a bit by blue cheese crumbles and either blue cheese or ranch dressing that we serve on it.

On the table in 20 minutes, this is one salad stays at the top of my must-make list!

Here’s my Buffalo Chicken Salad recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Salad makes a delicious, flavorful salad that has all the flavor of buffalo wings and the freshness of a salad! Ready in 20 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts sliced into ½-inch strips or 12 chicken tenderloins
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 4 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • blue cheese crumbles
  • blue cheese or ranch dressing

Instructions

  • Place chicken tenders in a zip top bag. In a separate bowl, mix together melted butter, hot sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce until well-combined. Pour half of mixture over chicken tenders, close bag and make sure the sauce coats each piece of chicken well. Place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour up to overnight. Refrigerate remaining buffalo sauce in an airtight container.
  • When ready to cook, heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Remove chicken tenders from zip top bag and place into skillet. Cook for about 5-7 minutes per side, until cooked through.
  • While chicken is finishing cooking, pour remaining buffalo sauce over chicken tenders while in the skillet. Turn chicken tenders in buffalo sauce until well-coated.
  • Remove chicken from skillet and serve on a large salad with your favorite salad toppings and dressing.
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Hope you enjoy this as much as we d0!

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Note: If you don’t have time to marinate your chicken tenders overnight, you’ll still get plenty of flavor from pouring the buffalo sauce over your chicken tenders as they finish cooking in the skillet. I would recommend cooking them a bit longer in the sauce if you did not marinate them though.

(Originally published, April 9, 2012. Republished January 8, 2015)

21 comments on “Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe”

  1. What a great idea!! This salad looks so fresh and light after a weekend of (delicious) junk food – – I know I could do with a light salad today 🙂

  2. I can almost taste this! Totally need to have this on hand for weekly lunches here. You’re so smart.

  3. This is a great way to get picky eaters to eat their greens!

  4. Love this, I can’t wait to get all of the salad fixings planted in my garden.

  5. Can’t wait to try this, we love buffalo sauce!

  6. this looks amazing! i love buffalo and the colors are gorgeous!

  7. I was seriously JUST thinking about buffalo chicken… and then you post this beautiful recipe!! Thanks girl. Beautiful pictures as always!

  8. Mmmmmm. Looks divine! Can’t wait to sink my teeth into this!

  9. Yummo! This looks like a super tasty lunch!

  10. This looks really very delicious and I think it can be a good idea this coming weekend for my family because we have a simple celebration for my sister’s birthday…

  11. Hey Robyn – Gorgeous picture as always!!!! Like the idea of mixing the buffalo sauce into the dressing – brilliant idea! Can’t wait to make this salad. Thanks!!

    • Thanks so much, Mary. I think you’ll love that little dressing tip! It just keeps the buffalo flavor coming, but is also great to add to salads you aren’t using buffaloed chicken or shrimp. Does that make a bit of sense?

  12. Love, love, love Buffalo anything!! Looks great 🙂

  13. Any suggestions on what kind of hot sauce to use?

    thanks 🙂

    • Hi Steph,
      The recipe includes a homemade buffalo sauce, but you can use store-bought if you prefer. If you do prefer store-bought, I like Frank’s.

  14. Hi Robyn, we are in the UK and love your ideas but this one will be at the top of the list, a lovely fresh salad for summer or winter……Thank you

  15. Oh yum, this does sound delicious!

  16. We love to eat hot wings and this buffalo chicken sounds delicious!! Pinning it!!

  17. Happy Monday! Just letting you know that I featured this recipe in my Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes Round-Up for last month. Hope a lot of my readers will click over here and try it!

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