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Buffalo Chicken Salad

A fresh and colorful salad with grilled buffalo chicken, veggies, and blue cheese.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 292 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 thin boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup buffalo wing sauce or more to taste
  • 6 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • ½ cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 avocado thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • ¼ cup reduced fat prepared blue cheese or ranch dressing alternatively, you can make a simple vinaigrette by whisking together 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon honey and salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Drizzle the olive oil over the chicken breasts and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Grill for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
  3. While the chicken is cooking, place the romaine lettuce in a bowl and toss with dressing. Arrange the celery, carrots, tomatoes, avocado and blue cheese on top of the lettuce.
  4. Cut the chicken into 1-inch pieces and toss with buffalo sauce to coat. Add more buffalo sauce if you prefer a spicier chicken.
  5. Place the chicken on top of the salad and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Sodium 1050mg 44%
Potassium 1055mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 185.6%
Vitamin C 23.5%
Calcium 11.3%
Iron 10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.