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


An amazing low calorie salad recipe for the Buffalo wing lover! Flavorful, filling and delicious makes this a wonderful lunch recipe idea.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 261 kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is 1 salad


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%)
Main Ingredient: Chicken Recipes
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  1. I made this a couple of nights ago and we both loved it. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Rachel Sinha

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