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Buffalo Chicken Salad

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 -4 servings 1x

Description

Buffalo chicken ingredients make for a tasty fresh salad!


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Ingredients

Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 (8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. cayenne hot sauce (I prefer Frank‚Äôs)
  • 8 cups roughly-chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 2 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • crumbled blue cheese
  • Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing (recipe below)

Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • pinch each of cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper
  • (optional: a tablespoon or two of milk to thin the dressing, if needed)

Instructions

To Make The Salad:

  1. Place chicken breasts between two pieces of plastic wrap and use a meat mallet to pound to even thickness, about 1/2-inch thick. Season on both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts and cook for about 5 minutes per side or until cooked through and no longer pink inside. Remove from heat and transfer chicken to a plate to rest for at least 5 minutes. Cut into strips or bite-sized pieces, then toss chicken with your desired amount of buffalo sauce.
  3. Meanwhile, toss together lettuce, celery, scallions and avocado with the Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing until combined. Serve topped with the buffalo chicken.

To Make The Dressing:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together until combined. Stir in a little extra milk if needed to thin.