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Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Salad with buttermilk ranch dressing has the perfect combination of flavors. Ready in less than 15 min. It’s light, healthy & diet-friendly.

Easy Buffalo Chicken Salad

It’s football season. You’re on a diet, and as your husband munches down on breaded buffalo wings dipped in ranch dressing you stare him down as if he stole your lunch money. Okay, so maybe it didn’t quite happen like that but it could. Anyway, since it’s the start of football season, I thought it would be nice to share this easy and guilt-free salad recipe with you.  Buffalo Chicken Salad makes sure that scenario doesn’t come to pass because while everyone is indulging on football night you’re enjoying yourself as well. Guilt-free, if I may add.

This buffalo chicken salad recipe is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid® All opinions are 100% mine. 

One of the reasons why I like this salad is the fact that it only utilizes 5 ingredients and that’s including the dressing. I think you will love the fact that it’s no fuss, and can be ready in less than 15 minutes if you used leftover chicken breast like I did.

Buffalo Chicken Salad

To make the buffalo chicken, you will need a bowl of cooked and well-seasoned chicken breast, cut into cubes or strips. Or you can purchase one of those prepacked chicken.  Toss the chicken in buffalo sauce and you’re good to go. For the dressing, I settled on buttermilk ranch dressing to compliment the salad. This isn’t the first salad, I have shared on here, remember the tostada salad with chipotle dressing. I am slightly obsessed with both salad because they are so good.

buttermilk ranch dressing on Buffalo Chicken Salad

I also love how versatile this recipe is, the main ingredient is the buffalo chicken and you can substitute whatever lefty vegetable you see fit. Personally, I like the crisp and juicy texture of romaine hence the reason I opted for it. Adding pepper jack cheese continues the spicy kick you get from the buffalo chicken.  It’s great as a main dish or a side dish and if you are into meal planning you can pack the salad for lunch.

Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe

  • 2 cups of chopped Romaine
  • 1 cup Buffalo Chicken
  • 1/2 cup Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Crispy Tortilla Strips
  • 2 tbsp Buttermilk Ranch Dressing


  1. Combine your romaine, buffalo chicken, pepper jack cheese and tortilla strips in a large bowl
  2. Drizzle on some buttermilk ranch dressing and serve.

Enough about the salad though. Have you seen the new Rubbermaid® BRILLIANCETM Salad & Snack Set? It’s a 9 piece lunch set that would be ideal for lunch and snacks. It comes with an adjustable insert trays and dividers which creates a separate compartment within the container that allows you to control where you store the food being packed. Isn’t that cool? It’s an ideal meal prep container that can easily transition from microwave to table.

I used the salad set to pack my lunch in advance that way I have it on hand during the week. Regarding the Rubbermaid container, I like the fact that it has airtight latches that keep the container tightly secured so that nothing spills out.

using the Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Salad & Snack Set

Anyway, if you’re looking for leak-proof food storage containers, you should definitely check it out.

Rubbermaid Brilliance Salad/Snack Lunch Storage Container Combo Kit, 100% Leak-Proof, Plastic, ClearRubbermaid Brilliance Salad/Snack Lunch Storage Container Combo Kit, 100% Leak-Proof, Plastic, Clear


Want a set of your own? Here is your chance to win. Rubbermaid is giving away a Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Salad & Snack Set to one lucky winner.

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Kira is the founder of the award-winning lifestyle blog focused on family, tech, fashion, beauty, food, fitness, and travel. She lives in the suburb of NJ with her husband and two daughters. 



  1. mami2jcn

    September 21, 2017 at 9:08 am

    I would store baby carrots as a snack on the go.

  2. Lauren

    September 21, 2017 at 9:24 am

    I would use it to bring lunch to work.

  3. Jessica To

    September 21, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    I would use it to take salads to work for lunch.

  4. kelly tupick

    September 21, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    I would use it for work and make my greek salads with feta cheese and black olives.

  5. Nancy Loring

    September 21, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    I like to have fresh fruit cut up to be able to snack on throughout the day and these containers would be perfect for that.

  6. JenniferAnne

    September 22, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    I would use it to store the makings for a salad so I always had these ingredients fresh and handy when I get the craving for a salad

  7. Julie Wood

    September 24, 2017 at 9:40 am

    I would use the containers to put my vegan salad and sandwich in!

  8. Mita

    September 24, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    I would use it to bring lunch to work

  9. Shelley

    September 24, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    I would use the containers to bring lunch to work!

  10. hannah

    September 24, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    I would love to use this to send a salmon salad and a fruit/veggie tray with my husband for lunch!

  11. Natalie

    September 25, 2017 at 8:27 am

    I would use it to pack my lunch for work. I usually bring salads.

  12. heather

    September 25, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    I would use these containers on taco night to hold all the fixings.

  13. Sarah Hayes

    September 26, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    id use it to pack my daughters lunch! itd be perfect

  14. Kelly D

    September 26, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    I would use this for salads on the go.

  15. Dana Rodriguez

    September 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    I pack lunches every morning so these would be handy.

  16. Cheryl B

    September 26, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    I would use it for my wraps and salads.

  17. Madonna

    September 27, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I would use it to pack leftovers for lunch at work.

  18. Tabathia B

    September 28, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    My daughter would use to store fruit and veggies for school lunch

  19. Bridgett Wilbur

    September 29, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    I would make a nice chef salad for my lunches at work.

  20. Jeffrey

    September 29, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I would use the containers to store ingredients that I prepare for meals. Usually, I do a lot of food prep while the kids are at school. Allows me to spend more time with them when they get home!

  21. Terry

    September 30, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I would use the containers for storing meats & cheeses, pretzels & hummus, fruits & dips, veggies & dip as well as salads and dressing.

  22. Heather Sidwell

    September 30, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    I would use these for my hubby’s lunch!

  23. Brittany Whitley

    October 1, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    I would use these for my daily lunches! Thank you! They look like amazing quality!

  24. beth

    October 3, 2017 at 9:49 am

    I would use it to take my lunch to work with me.

  25. Olivia S Douglass

    October 3, 2017 at 10:06 am

    I need to be better at packing lunches for work. This set would help me with that.

  26. Edye

    October 3, 2017 at 10:57 am

    I’d use it for work lunches!

  27. Allie

    October 3, 2017 at 11:01 am

    We would replace all our odds and ends of cheap storage containers

  28. Tiffany Schmidt

    October 3, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    I will probably use for weekly food/meal prep so we can be ahead of the game during weekday craziness.

  29. Katie Bellamy

    October 3, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    These would be great for lunches!

  30. cyndi br

    October 3, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    I would use it for marinading salads

  31. Jeanna

    October 3, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    I would use it to bring hummus & pretzels to lunch!

  32. pu ye

    October 3, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    I would use it to take salads to work for lunch.

  33. Teresa A Thompson

    October 3, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    These would be great for salads.

  34. Linda Madden

    October 3, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    I would use it for my lunch at work. It would work great for a salad

  35. crystal mccord

    October 3, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    To pack my husband’s lunch.

  36. sarah s

    October 3, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    I would use it for snacks and salads.

  37. Shannon Mitchell

    October 4, 2017 at 1:06 am

    I would use them to store our football game snacks.

  38. Jen R

    October 4, 2017 at 1:14 am

    I would use the new Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Snack & Salad Set for my daughter’s lunch for school. She would love taking different kinds of salads for her lunch.

  39. Ty

    October 4, 2017 at 10:18 am

    I would use them for on the go lunches.

  40. Christine Labelle

    October 4, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I would use it for lunches for work. I would also use it to store my leftovers.

  41. Jessica Edwards

    October 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I would use to pack my husband lunch!

  42. Samantha Martin

    October 5, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    First I am going to try out this recipe cause that looks so great. And then I will make our lunches to go in the containers 🙂

  43. Maria Beas

    October 5, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    I would use it take a simple tuna or green salad to work everyday. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing giveaway.

  44. Jillian Too

    October 5, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    I would love to use it to take salads and fruit for lunch.

  45. amanda whitley

    October 5, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    i would use it to make a taco salad to send my husband to work with.

  46. Laurie Nykaza

    October 5, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    I would use them for my sons GF foods so they dont get contaminated by items with gluten in them.

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