Buffalo Chicken Salad

Looking for a quick delicious lunch or dinner? Then look no further! Enjoy this high protein salad made with lots of veggies for a nutritious flavor packed meal!

Buffalo chicken salad is an easy hearty salad to enjoy on those warm Summer days! If you like buffalo chicken wings, then this is the perfect dish for you! It uses just a few ingredients to make this a super simple  recipe to make!

There are other veggies you could add to this salad! I used cool, crunchy lettuce and cucumbers, but try adding sliced cherry tomatoes, assorted bell peppers, or celery to add more variety and color! I just kept it simple with just two kinds of veggies, but the more the merrier!

What type of lettuce can you use?

I used romaine lettuce but iceberg, spring mix, or any other type of lettuce will work too!

Do you need to use store bought chicken?

Oh course not! I like getting the rotisserie store bought chicken for a quick meal plus it is already seasoned! You can grill your chicken breast for about 5 to 7 min on each side. Or  air fry your chicken breasts when you don't want to stand in the hot heat while grilling. Air fry at 380 degrees for about 18 to 20 min, flipping halfway through or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Keep in mind you will need less cooking time for smaller chicken breasts.

I hope you enjoy this yummy salad!

Buffalo Chicken Salad


  • 2 cups (94 g) romaine lettuce (2 Greens)
  • 1/2 cup (52 g) cucumbers, sliced (1 Green)
  • 6 oz cooked chicken breast, cut up  (1 Leaner) *
  • 2 tbsp Frank's hot sauce (1 Condiment) **
  • 2 tbsp lite ranch or blue cheese dressing (1 Healthy Fat)
  • 2 tbsp reduced fat crumbled feta or blue cheese (1 Condiment) ***


  1. Add lettuce and cucumbers to a large bowl.
  2. Combine chicken and hot sauce in a small bowl.
  3. Place chicken on lettuce and cucumbers.
  4. Drizzle dressing over the salad.
  5. Sprinkle feta or blue cheese on top.

Makes 1 Serving

1 Leaner, 3 Greens, 2 Condiments, and 1 Healthy Fat

Calculated with My Fitness Pal using reduced fat feta:

Calories: 354 ~ Fat: 11.2 g ~ Carbs: 13.7 g ~ Protein: 47.7 g

* I used the breast meat from a rotisserie style chicken found in the grocery deli department for convenience.

** Want more hot sauce? You can add up to 2 more tablespoons as an additional condiment.

*** If you can not find reduced fat feta or reduced fat blue cheese, use 1 tbsp of the regular kind as 1 Condiment or 2 tbsp as 2 Condiments.

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