Warm buffalo chicken salad is the perfect cold weather salad. Chicken breast cooked in a buffalo sauce with celery and served with blue cheese crumbles, avocado, red pepper and blue cheese dressing.
Even when the weather is cold I still crave a salad but I don’t want to eat an entirely cold meal. To curb this craving I make a warm salad. If you like hot sauce, chances are you like anything buffalo (I know I do). This salad has all the components and flavors you come to expect when eating buffalo chicken. Celery, hot sauce, blue cheese and blue cheese dressing with some bonus items of avocado and red bell pepper.
To get as much flavor into the chicken as possible, the chicken breasts are pounded thin and cooked in butter and hot sauce along with celery.. If your grocery store sells already thin cut chicken breasts, then you are ahead of the game. This is my no means a healthy salad, is any buffalo dish? But you can’t beat the flavor combination of the hot sauce and blue cheese dressing. It is one of the delicious flavor combinations I have grown to love since I moved the U.S.
This salad can also be made ahead or make great leftovers. For instance, I had a pack of four chicken breasts, but I was only making this for my husband and myself. I cooked all the chicken breasts and stored the leftover pieces along with the celery and sauce in a tupperware and assembled two more salads the next day.