Creamy, spicy and delicious on a sandwich, this buffalo-style chicken salad is perfect any day of the week. It’s easy to make and comes together in under 30 minutes. Serve it wrapped in a tortilla, on a sandwich bun, or on top of a piece of naan bread. If you are trying to watch carbs, you can also enjoy it in a lettuce cup as well. This buffalo-style chicken salad recipe will quickly become one of your lunchtime go-to’s! 

Buffalo Chicken Salad- Healthyish Foods

Personally, I love this salad because the dressing is light and not overly creamy. I am not a huge fan of super creamy salad dressing, so this really hits the spot.

I loaded mine with all of the toppings like, fresh sliced mozzarella, avocado, lettuce and extra hot sauce. Feel free to dress your buffalo style chicken salad as you like. Some other ideas would be, sliced tomato, cheddar cheese and bacon. 

If you do not like spicy food, you can also try my Healthyish chicken salad. It’s more of a traditional recipe, but still tastes incredible. The chicken is super tender and the almonds add a little extra crunch that tastes so good.

Buffalo Chicken Salad- Healthyish Foods

Buffalo-Style Chicken Salad

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  • 2 chicken breasts – about 1.5 cups diced
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce, Frank's
  • 1/2 cup diced white onion, yellow or red will work too
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery – about 2 stalks
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch salt and cracked black pepper


  • sauce pot


  • Boil a pot of water, cook your chicken for 15 minutes or until it is fully cooked through.
  • While the chicken is cooking, prepare the dressing.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine, mayonnaise, hot sauce, lemon juice, garlic powder and salt / pepper. Stir until well combined.
  • Next, add the diced, onion and celery. Gently toss the onion and celery in the dressing.
  • Finally, once the boiled chicken has cooled, you’ll cube the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Add the cubed pieces into the bowl, and gently toss everything together until well combined.
  • Serve and Enjoy!