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Buffalo Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch

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!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 Recipe Buffalo Chicken sliced or chopped
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, chopped (about 8 cups)
  • fresh corn kernels from 1 ear of corn
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Matchstick carrots
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 large Avocado, chopped or sliced

Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch

  • 1/2 cup real mayonnaise (I use lowfat)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (may sub Greek yogurt with a pinch of sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons Blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves and stems
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/2 teaspoons dried dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • milk as needed


Easy Croutons

  • 1/2 loaf garlic herb French bread
  • olive oil
  • salt and garlic powder


  • Buffalo Chicken: Prepare Buffalo Chicken according to directions.
  • Blue Cheese Cilantro Ranch: While your chicken is marinating, add all of the dressing ingredients to your blender and chop then liquefy until smooth, adding milk as needed to reach desired consistency. Chill until ready to use.
  • Croutons: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cube bread into bite size pieces and add to a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Spread bread in an even layer onto baking sheet and bake for approximately 15 minutes or until golden.
  • Assemble: If not expecting leftovers, add all of the Salad ingredients to a large bowl and drizzle with desired amount of dressing and toss to combine. Garnish with blue cheese crumbles and croutons. If you are expecting leftovers, toss all of the salad ingredient together in a large bowl except avocados. Garnish individual servings with avocados, croutons and dressing.



Don't miss the "how to make" recipe video at the top of the post!