Buffalo Chicken Salad (5-Minute Prep)


One of the best things you can do with leftover chicken (in our humble opinion) is make buffalo chicken salad! 

Combine cooked chicken with crunchy elements, a creamy sauce (we love Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce) and you have a protein-packed, quick, delicious lunch. 

Admittedly, this recipe is for spice lovers but you can tweak the amount of buffalo sauce you add in to cater to your taste.

Lunches like this are great to make on a Sunday night and meal prep so you can eat it throughout the week. These go well in lettuce wraps, on a piece of toast, or just by itself.

Featured Ingredient: Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce
Featured Ingredient: Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce

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This buffalo chicken salad recipe is so satisfying. We hope you enjoy!

Buffalo Chicken Salad recipe

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Perfect in a tortilla or lettuce wrap, our Buffalo Chicken Salad recipe is versatile and a great meal to have at any time. Making use of just four healthy and satisfying main ingredients, it's also quick and easy to make.

5 from 1 vote

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Course Salad
Cuisine American

Servings 6 servings
Calories 213 kcal



  • 2 Chicken breasts
  • 3 Celery stalks
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¾ cup Buffalo sauce
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • *Optional toppings of red onion and avocado



  • Cook chicken breasts in boiling water until the internal temperature reads 165°F or cooked through.
    chicken being boiled
  • Once cooled, shred the chicken with forks or stand mixer.
    shredded chicken
  • Add in salt and pepper.
    seasoned chicken with salt and pepper
  • Add in chopped celery.
    celery mixed with chicken
  • Add in Primal Kitchen’s buffalo sauce.
    buffalo sauce added to chicken and celery
  • Add in mayonnaise.
    mayonnaise added to chicken
  • Mix thoroughly until combined.
    BCS 7


You can use precooked chicken breasts for this but if you used any other seasonings, be aware that this may impact your final product. Adjust buffalo sauce quantity to taste preference.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 0.2gProtein: 16gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 1127mgPotassium: 288mgSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 44IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 0.3mg

Keyword Buffalo Sauce, Chicken, Salad
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