Spicy Buffalo Chicken Salad


Wanting a healthy twist on classic spicy buffalo chicken wings? This Spicy Buffalo Chicken Salad is perfect for you! Toss this perfectly marinated chicken over chopped greens and add our delicious pepper sauce for your new favorite buffalo chicken recipe.

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Salad
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
20 mins
Marinate Time:
3 hrs
Grill Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 32 mins


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon bottled hot pepper sauce or Louisiana hot sauce

  • cup bottled blue cheese salad dressing

  • ½ teaspoon bottled hot pepper sauce or Louisiana hot sauce

  • 2 cup shredded savoy or green cabbage

  • 1 cup bite-size carrot strips (2 medium)

  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery (2 stalks)

  • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese (2 ounces)


  1. Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade, in a small bowl stir together oil, vinegar, and the 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce. Pour over chicken in bag; seal bag. Turn to coat chicken. Marinate in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally.

  2. Drain chicken, reserving marinade. For a charcoal grill, grill chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F), turning and brushing once with reserved marinade halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Place chicken on grill rack over heat. Cover and grill as directed.) Discard any remaining marinade. Slice chicken diagonally.

  3. In a medium serving bowl stir together blue cheese salad dressing and the 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce. Add cabbage, carrots, celery, and three-fourths of the blue cheese. Toss to coat. Arrange sliced chicken on top of cabbage mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining blue cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

367 Calories
23g Fat
8g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 367
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 563mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 14.2mg 71%
Calcium 141.4mg 11%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 526mg 11%
Folate, total 60.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.7mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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