Easy Buffalo Chicken Grain Salad
Here’s another recipe with one of my favorites– creamy buffalo chicken. I can’t stop building meals out of this stuff– because it makes EVERYTHING amazing. This easy buffalo chicken grain salad is no exception.
Since my creamy buffalo chicken recipe will make much more than you need for this salad, use it in tacos, wraps, bowls, and crunchwraps all week. You’re welcome. THEN— feel free to freeze the rest for later. I just freeze in a large ziplock and pull out when we need it back in our lives!
I have several creamy buffalo chicken recipes floating around. Here’s one for my healthy creamy buffalo chicken pizza. Here’s a buffalo chicken sandwich… but you get it. It’s fool-proof.
How to Make Your Easy Buffalo Chicken Grain Salad
Give your mixed greens a quick toss and then put them at the bottom of your bowl. Next, add your cabbage and mix in 1 tablespoon of the dressing. My favorite dressings to pair with this is either the Jalapeno Avocado Dressing or Cilantro Lime Ranch.
Before you start layering, you can do a little prep by cooking your brown rice, halving your cherry tomatoes, and chopping your avocado and celery.
Now it’s time to add in all the goodness. Place your cooked brown rice, creamy buffalo chicken, blue cheese and all the veggies on top. Don’t forget your pickled onions! These are super quick to make and super worth it.
Drizzle the rest of your dressing and top it off with a pinch of fresh cilantro and a splash of Frank’s RedHot Sauce. Enjoy!
What You Need for Your Easy Buffalo Chicken Grain Salad
- Mixed Greens
- Brown Rice
- My Creamy Buffalo Chicken
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Blue Cheese
- Pickled Onion
- Dressing–Jalapeno Avocado Dressing or Cilantro Lime Ranch
- Frank’s RedHot Sauce
Add everything together and you have yourself a fancied up salad that took you less than 10 minutes to make!
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Easy Buffalo Chicken Grain Salad
This is the perfect lunch to spice up your day. It makes it a little more exciting than a house or caesar salad and gives you the kick to keep moving. Treat yourself to this creamy buffalo chicken grain salad.
- Prep Time: 5 min
- Cook Time: 1 min
- Total Time: 6 min
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Quick
- Method: Toss
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Low Fat
- 1.5 cups shredded cabbage (85 g)
- 1 cup of loosely packed mixed greens, chopped (65 g)
- ½ cup cooked brown rice (68 g)
- ⅓ cup creamy buffalo chicken (100 g)
- ¼ cup cherry tomatoes, halved (40 g)
- 1 ½ tsp crumbled reduced fat blue cheese (10 g)
- ¼ cup celery chopped (20 g)
- ¼ of a small avocado, chopped (25 g)
- Pinch of quick pickled onion (15 g)
- 2 Tbsp divided Jalapeno Avocado Dressing or Cilantro Lime Ranch
- Drizzle of Frank’s RedHot Sauce
- Fresh cilantro
- Give your greens a quick chop and add to the bottom of a large bowl. Add cabbage and toss with ONE Tbsp of the dressing.
Top greens and cabbage with rice, warmed buffalo chicken, cherry tomatoes, blue cheese, celery, and chopped avocado. Drizzle with remaining 1 Tbsp of dressing and finish with a little extra hot sauce. Top with fresh cilantro and enjoy!
To log this salad, search MFP for Lillie Eats and Tells Buffalo Chicken Grain Salad
- Serving Size: 1 bowl
- Calories: 353
- Fat: 10.5
- Carbohydrates: 38.9
- Fiber: 7.9
- Protein: 28.2
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