Now that I have found the perfect breaded chicken I can finally make my Buffalo Chicken Salad and it takes no time at all! While the chicken is heating up the salad can be prepared and everything is ready to go in less than 15 minutes. A perfect meal as far as I am concerned!!
We have always made this salad with my homemade Coconut Chicken Tenders but now that there is really good breaded chicken available (and it is allergen-free!) I think this might end up being our easy meal for busy nights. A similar salad that I make is The Southwest Chopped Salad and it would be tasty with the breaded chicken too. And my other favorite salad with chicken is my Greek Chicken Chopped Salad.
Easy Buffalo Chicken Salad
2 hearts of romaine lettuce, chopped into 1″ strips
1 pound GF chicken tenders, cooked ( Allergy Free Foods work well)
3 scallions, green parts only, sliced
2 celery stalks, cleaned and sliced thin
1 carrot, grated (or use pre-bought shredded carrots)
1/2 cup GF Bleu Cheese Dressing*
1-2 Tablespoons cayenne pepper sauce
Cook and heat chicken as directed on package.
While the chicken is cooking, cut up the lettuce, scallions, celery and carrots and combine in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, combine the salad dressing and cayenne sauce. Mix well and toss the dressing with the salad.
When the chicken is done slice into bite-size pieces and serve warm over the salad.
*Bleu Cheese Dressing is the traditional dressing used on this type of salad. If you don’t like blue cheese or your tummy can’t handle it then use a GF ranch dressing instead.