Buffalo Chicken Salad

WOOHOO!  Let me say it again, readers.  WHOOOOOHOOOOO!!!  I just got my federal tax return and promptly paid off both my credit cards.  No more credit card debt for me!  What a great feeling!

This meal may seem simple, but it was all about celebration.  I knew, when my right hand hit “pay” on my credit card website, I wanted to have a beer in my left hand.  So yeah…this salad was totally planned around beer.  (What…like you’ve never planned a meal around a drink before.)

As I tend to do with green salads, I don’t have amounts for the greens and vegetables here.  Just use the amount that looks good to you, grab a beer, and enjoy!

Buffalo chicken salad

Buffalo Chicken Salad

an “Apple a Day” original

Ingredients:

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts

1/3 c. plus 3 TBSP buffalo wing sauce 

1-2 TBSP olive oil

lettuce

celery, chopped

carrots, peeled and chopped

red onion, finely chopped

bleu cheese dressing

additional bleu cheese crumbles (optional)

Directions:

1.  At least one hour before or up to overnight, marinate chicken in 1/3 c. buffalo sauce.

2.  Heat large saute pan over medium heat.  Add oil and cook chicken thoroughly, approximately 7-8 minutes per side.  Let rest and chop into bite-size pieces.

3.  Meanwhile, assemble rest of salad.  Add chicken when ready then dress and top with additional bleu cheese crumbles, if desired.

two years ago: banana oatmeal scotchie bars

three years ago: basmati rice with sweet onions and summer herbs

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14 Comments

  1. Lindsey @ Enjoying Healthy Foods
    May 11, 2011 / 12:03 pm

    Congratulations on being Credit Card Debit FREE!!!! What an exciting day!The Salad looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  2. katie
    May 11, 2011 / 1:24 pm

    Congrats on being debt free!!Do you think you could sub ranch dressing for blue cheese?

  3. Pretend Chef
    May 11, 2011 / 2:07 pm

    Kelsey congratulations! I know what a great feeling it is to have some of the debt lifted. So proud of you. This salad looks like a great celebratory meal with a beer. Almost like bringing the bar to your home. Yummy!

  4. Kelsey
    May 11, 2011 / 3:07 pm

    Katie, you absolutely could sub in ranch. My husband and I both love the traditional bleu cheese, but ranch would also work fine. Hope you enjoy it!

  5. Erin
    May 11, 2011 / 5:03 pm

    Buffalo chicken is my favorite, and it goes perfectly with a cold beer! This salad looks great! Congrats on your debt!

  6. That Girl
    May 11, 2011 / 5:14 pm

    We paid off all our cc debt last year, so I know, the feeling. I don't know the feeling of a tax return though. It's been years since we've seen one if those!

  7. Kelsey
    May 11, 2011 / 5:33 pm

    Nice work, That Girl! We are SOOOO looking forward to the day we can pay off M's debt. He has much more than I do, but we're determined!

  8. Emily Malloy
    May 11, 2011 / 6:00 pm

    I go weak in the knees for buffalo chicken anything!This presents a great lighter alternative to buffalo chicken pizza! Haha.

  9. MsBrownBird
    May 11, 2011 / 7:33 pm

    I've been craving good buffalo chicken, I think I am gonna have to make some before the week is out. Congratulations on losing your debt! =)

  10. Anonymous
    May 11, 2011 / 7:50 pm

    This sounds so simple but delicious! Perfect for a summer weeknight meal.

  11. Torviewtoronto
    May 12, 2011 / 12:56 am

    this looks wonderfully delicious

  12. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)
    May 12, 2011 / 11:56 am

    I say that is definitely a cause for celebration! And what better way to celebrate than with this awesome salad?! It looks really fab and it making me reconsider my dinner plans for tonight!

  13. Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~
    May 12, 2011 / 12:12 pm

    ur newest follower – so happy i found ur blog and all it's yummyness!!!!! – hope u can stop by and follow back :o)

  14. The Weight Watcher
    May 14, 2011 / 2:50 am

    Oh no, its less than an hour to midnight, and i have this huge craving for buffalo chicken now. What did you do?!PS: COngrats on being debt-free!PPS: Love your blog!

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