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, maybe not a real bison. And there isn’t a bit of lettuce in this recipe (although you could totally add it yourself). But it still is buffalo chicken salad. And it’s delicious. You might appreciate this fun and easy variation of the traditional buffalo chicken wings. It is also a fun variation on a traditional chicken salad that is always a hit at potlucks and get-togethers.
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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.
If you don’t like blue cheese, as many people do, you can just add some ranch instead. It may make your salad more liquidy, so drizzle it on top rather than incorporating it. If you wanted you could even replace some of the mayo or yogurt with ranch. Use a few tablespoons instead of the 8 oz of blue cheese.
We also choose Frank’s Red Hot as our buffalo sauce, but other types of hot sauce will work just as well.
Feel free to add or remove buffalo sauce as you feel like you need to. Ours isn’t particularly spicy but could be too spicy for some people. Start with less, add more!
Buffalo Chicken Salad
- 1/4 cup yogurt
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1 cup buffalo sauce
- 1 cup of diced chicken
- 1 cup of diced celery
- 8 oz of blue cheese
- 1 cup cooked noodles (we recommend shells or bow tie pasta)
- Mix all ingredients together, except the blue cheese. Add more mayo and yogurt if you like.
- Right before serving, stir in blue cheese.
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.