Who has 2 thumbs and calls a salad preposterous?!? This girl!
This Preposterous Chicken Salad is simply crazy. I couldn’t think…
Buffalo Chicken Salad is great all year long. With piles of juicy shredded buffalo chicken, over a bed of crisp and fresh lettuce, carrots, corn kernels, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes, all covered in a homemade ranch dressing, you may never want a regular salad again! If you are on the hunt for more amazing salad recipes, make sure to check out my jalapeno chicken salad, and my favorite cheeseburger salad!
If you are looking for an amazing way to sneak more vegetables into your diet, then you are in the right spot. This buffalo chicken salad is packed with so much flavor, your taste buds will thank you! But what can top endless piles of fresh veggies and perfectly moist buffalo shredded chicken? Homemade ranch dressing of course! This salad is good all year long because you can serve the chicken cold or hot.
The hardest part about making chicken salad is chopping the ingredients. Nowadays, you can buy most of this stuff already chopped at the supermarket. I like to hand pick my veggies though, which means holding each one and inspecting it to make sure it is the best quality. Here are a few tips for picking the best:
The cornerstone of this amazing salad is the shredded chicken. You can, of course, purchase shredded chicken at your local supermarket. You could also purchase a pre-made rotisserie chicken as well. OR, you can make it yourself two different ways. Here is a recipe for DIY rotisserie chicken and here is a recipe for perfectly moist and lightly seasoned shredded chicken. I typically make a big batch of shredded chicken at the beginning of the week to use in meals like buffalo chicken wraps or BBQ Chicken Grilled Cheese.
Start with one large bowl or four medium-sized bowls. Add to each bowl lettuce, corn, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded chicken (feel free to serve this ingredient up hot or cold), and then, top with blue cheese crumbles. Finally, top with Ranch dressing and toss to combine.
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Buffalo Chicken Salad is great all year long. With piles of juicy shredded buffalo chicken, over a bed of crisp and fresh lettuce, carrots, corn kernels, cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes, all covered in a homemade avocado ranch dressing, you may never want a regular salad again!
In a medium bowl, mix the chicken, hot sauce, and the dry ranch seasoning. Set aside.