Buffalo Chicken Salad with flavor bursting chicken and the most intoxicatingly delicious Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch! This combo is out of this world!
This Buffalo Chicken Salad is perfect for lunch or dinner and the best part is you can have all the ingredients prepped ahead of time so it can come together in a flash! (Photos updated 6/28/2018)
Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe Video
Its Buffalo Chicken Salad time! And you know at Carlsbad Cravings, that means drinkable delicious crunchy, flavor packed bowls of hearty goodness with lettuce as filler. Life as it should be.
This Buffalo Chicken Salad is inspired by my Buffalo Chicken Tacos, loaded with crunchy croutons, fresh corn off the cob, crisp bell peppers, carrots and celery, creamy avocados, and tangy blue cheese crumbles. The salad of my dreams. Almost.
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The Buffalo Chicken in Buffalo Chicken Salad
Toss in the buffalo chicken of my dreams and we are almost there. And in case you missed the former introduction, meet All Purpose Buffalo Chicken, AKA flavor bursting, customizable heat, with hints of honey and lime Buffalo Chicken.
This buffalo chicken is uber juicy, flavorful and is brushed with a spicy glaze so you can control the heat. More glaze, more heat, less glaze, less heat. But at our house we like spicy, so we use almost all the glaze. We’re crazy like that. And this Buffalo Chicken Salad is delicious like that.
The Best Dressing For Buffalo Chicken Salad
And then comes the dressing of your future dreams, Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch. Hello creamy, tangy perfection. Drinkable I tell you. Drinkable. Aside from it’s deliciousness, the best part is, it’s SO easy! The ingredient list is somewhat lengthy but all you do is dump and blend:
- sour cream
- blue cheese
- dried parlsey
- dried chives
- dried dill
- salt and pepper
You can substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream if you prefer but because Greek yogurt is tangier than sour cream you might need a pinch of sugar. Totally your call.
BEST BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD
Assemble the dynamic cast of Buffalo Chicken, Cilantro Blue Cheese Ranch, homemade croutons and all our veggies together and a you have a beautiful better-than-your-dreams symphony of textures and flavors awaits and I call it Buffalo Chicken Salad.
With a side of lettuce.
TIPS AND TRICK TO Buffalo Chicken Salad
- Chicken substitute. You can use a rotisserie chicken and toss it with some of the buffalo marinade to taste. You can also substitute chicken with shrimp.
- You don’t have to make a salad! The fixings of this buffalo Chicken Salad are fabulous in wraps, burrito bowls and sandwiches as well.
- Customize ingredients. The salad ingredients and measurements are simply suggestions. You can use add/swap any ingredients for your favorite veggies.
- Customize heat. As I mention in my Buffalo Chicken recipe, use Franks Buffalo WINGS sauce for spicier and Traditional Frank’s Hot Sauce for not as spicy. You can also control the heat by the amount of glaze you brush on the chicken after it is cooked, more glaze, more heat, less glaze, less heat.
- Prep ahead: You can make your chicken, make your croutons (and store in an airtight container, chop all your veggies and make your dressings ahead of time and store in air-tight containers in your refrigerator so all that’s left is to add your avocados. You will be loving yourself at lunch and dinner time if you do this!
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