When I get a craving for buffalo chicken wings, it takes every ounce of willpower I have not to run to the nearest wing place that happens to be right down the street.

So to satisfy my craving while still keeping my diet goals in mind, I created this amazingly delicious, low calorie Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe. It is filling and flavorful and a perfect lunch recipe idea.

It helps give me all the flavors I want with zero guilt. Even the hubs was a fan! I like to pair this buffalo chicken salad with some fresh fruit or light garlic toast for a complete and tasty lunch.

If you love buffalo chicken wings, you will LOVE this healthier alternative!

buffalo chicken salad

BUFFALO CHICKEN SALAD RECIPE

Calories261 kcal
Carbohydrates7.6 g
Fat13.1 g
Protein26.9 g
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes

Ingredients

Servings: 4 servings
  • 16 oz skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups baby romaine leaves
  • 2 tbsp celery leaves - (finely chopped)
  • ½ of a red onion - (sliced)
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes - (halved)
  • 1 tbsp light butter
  • ½ cup light ranch salad dressing
  • 3 tbsp Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • ¼ cup reduced fat blue cheese crumbles
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Slice chicken into thin strips, and season with salt, pepper and paprika.
  • Melt butter in a large, nonstick skillet over medium high heat.
  • Place chicken in skillet, top with 1 tbsp of hot sauce and celery leaves, and sauté until cooked through and browned, about 8-10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, toss together baby romaine, onions and tomatoes.
  • In a small bowl, combine ranch dressing and remaining hot sauce (more or less to taste).
  • Divide greens mixture evenly into 4 bowls, and top with chicken (divide evenly amongst the 4 bowls).
  • Drizzle ranch and hot sauce dressing over salads, and top each salad with 1 tbsp blue cheese crumbles.

Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is 1 salad
 

Nutrition

Calories: 261 kcal (13%)Carbohydrates: 7.6 g (3%)Protein: 26.9 g (54%)Fat: 13.1 g (20%)Saturated Fat: 3.1 g (19%)Cholesterol: 86 mg (29%)Sodium: 779 mg (34%)Potassium: 516 mg (15%)Fiber: 1.8 g (8%)Sugar: 3.3 g (4%)Calcium: 60 mg (6%)Iron: 1.8 mg (10%)
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3 Comments

  1. I made this a couple of nights ago and we both loved it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Rachel Sinha Reply

    Nothing beats a quick and easy recipe that is also delicious. It looks amazing! 

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