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Easy Peesy Buffalo Chicken Salad

Get ready for a taste explosion with this zesty and uplifting Easy Buffalo Chicken Salad recipe. It's a breeze to make and packed with flavor that'll have your taste buds dancing!


For the Chicken:

⏰Time saver tip: You can use canned chicken if you do not have time to make and cut up the chicken!

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce (adjust to your spice preference)

For the Salad:

  • 4 cups mixed salad greens (lettuce, spinach, arugula - go wild!)

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • 1/2 cucumber, sliced

  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (or your favorite cheese)

  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing


  1. Preheat the Grill (or Stovetop): If you're using a grill, preheat it to medium-high heat. If not, you can use a stovetop grill pan or skillet.

  2. Prepare the Chicken:

    • Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil, then season generously with salt and pepper.

    • Place the chicken on the preheated grill and cook for about 6-8 minutes per side, or until fully cooked (internal temperature of 165°F or 74°C).

    • During the last few minutes of cooking, brush the chicken with the buffalo sauce, allowing it to get all sticky and flavorful. Don't be shy with that sauce!

  3. Let It Rest: Once cooked, let the chicken rest for a few minutes. This ensures it stays juicy and tender.

  4. Slice and Dice: Slice the chicken into thin strips or chunks. This is where the magic happens!

  5. Assemble the Salad:

    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the salad greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion.

    • Toss it all together with a pinch of salt and pepper, letting those colors and flavors mingle.

  6. Bring on the Heat and Cool it Down:

    • Arrange the buffalo chicken slices on top of the salad.

  7. Cheese Please: Sprinkle the crumbled blue cheese (or your preferred cheese) over the salad for that creamy, tangy goodness.

  8. Dress to Impress: Drizzle the ranch dressing over the top. This brings a creamy, cooling element to balance out the spicy buffalo chicken.

  9. Toss and Serve: Gently toss everything together, making sure each bite gets a bit of everything.

  10. Serve with a Smile: Plate it up and get ready to dazzle your taste buds with this uplifting, flavor-packed buffalo chicken salad!

Feel free to customize with extra veggies, a sprinkle of fresh herbs, or a bit more buffalo sauce if you're feeling daring. Enjoy this vibrant dish with gusto and share the joy with friends and family! 🌟

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