What do you get when you take a buffalo and a chicken and a salad and smoosh them together into one delicious recipe? Buffalo chicken salad, of course! Okay, we didn’t actually get a bison. And there isn’t a bit of lettuce in here. But it still is buffalo chicken salad. And it’s delicious. We think you might appreciate this fun and easy variation of the traditional buffalo chicken.
We had picked up a version of this dish at our local grocery store’s deli on a Sunday afternoon (do you head out for samples and deli food on Sunday’s?) and I realized that we could make something similar…and probably better. To be honest, the version we picked up at the deli was pretty awful. So I knew it wouldn’t take much to improve upon it. The pasta was soggy, and the flavor was lacking, and the chicken was tough…and it was just bad. It could have been a bad day. But, the concept was pretty great and I decided to try my own version!
This is one of those dishes that you take a few bites of and think you just “kinda like it”…and then you take a few more. And before you know it, you’ve eaten your whole plate of salad and are looking for more. It sneaks up on you like that. So be prepared. If you’re making it for a football party or some other group event, make more than you think you’ll need :)
Buffalo Chicken Salad
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 5 tablespoons buffalo sauce
- 1 cup of diced chicken
- 1 cup of diced celery
- 8 oz of blue cheese
- Mix all ingredients together, except the blue cheese. Add more mayo and yogurt if you like.
- Right before serving, stir in blue cheese.
Like this buffalo chicken salad?
You might also like our recipes for cauliflower potato salad, watermelon red onion salad, and bacon and radish salad. All sound strange. All are amazingly delicious. Try them all, and let us know which one is your favorite!
And if you’re specifically looking for buffalo-style dishes, our buffalo roasted cauliflower is pretty great.