Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe

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Jazz up your lunch menu with this scrumptious low-carb buffalo chicken salad recipe. It has so much flavor, you’ll forget it’s a salad! 

Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe

Similar Ready Favorite: Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken Casserole

When you are eating keto, lunchtime can be one of the most difficult meals to plan for. Sometimes, I get stuck in a salad rut, do you? That’s why this recipe is so exciting! It doesn’t taste like just another boring salad. It tastes like something you would order off the menu of your favorite restaurant! 

Perfect Keto Picnic Lunch Idea

As the weather warms up, take your family out for a fun picnic in the park! This is one of my favorite things about spring and summer. I love packing a lunch and eating on a picnic table together. 

Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Recipe

This low-carb salad tastes like everything I love about summertime lunches. It uses grilled chicken and fresh veggies. 

Buffalo Chicken Salad With Easy Buffalo Marinade

This salad is hearty and fancy enough to serve at home with your love. Curl up on the couch together and enjoy a movie from your teen years. 

Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe

I love putting all of the ingredients out on the countertop like a salad bar. Then, we can each create our own version of the salad. There are tons of different ways you can customize this salad too. 

Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Salad Toppings

The keto grilled chicken comes out with so much flavor that you won’t need very many toppings. I still enjoy loading my salads up with heart-healthy veggies anyways. 

Try one of these on your salad. 

  • Bacon
  • Avocado
  • Blue cheese
  • Corn – Only add corn if you aren’t trying to follow a low-carb diet

More Keto Chicken Recipes

Chicken is light meat that you can use in tons of low-carb recipes. Here are two more you should try next. 

The Best Low-Carb Chicken Marinade

I love this marinade! You can use this to marinate your chicken and serve it with other low-carb sides for a hearty family dinner too. It also tastes amazing when you use it on pork chops too. 

Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Recipes

 

Here’s what I use in my low-carb chicken marinade: 

  • Lime Juice
  • Sugar-Free Honey 
  • Hot Sauce
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Chili Powder
  • Paprika
  • Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper

What Is Sugar-Free Honey? 

One of my favorite ingredients to use when I’m cooking keto recipes is sugar-free honey. It adds a sweet flavor without the carbs. 

What is sugar-free honey? 

It is basically a honey-flavored syrup. This imitation honey tastes like the stuff the bees make, but it’s actually Malitol. Malitol is a sugar substitute that has sugar alcohols without the calories and effect on your blood sugar. 

Keto-Friendly Grilled Chicken Meal-Prep

This salad is so easy to make into a meal prep all week. All you have to do is marinate and grill the chicken. Then, just put each of the toppings and salad options in their own containers. When you are ready to make a salad just grab the ingredients, mix, and go! It couldn’t be any easier than that. 

Before you get started here is a list of ingredients you’ll need to make the grilled chicken, salad, and dressing! You can then scroll down for the full list of measurements and instructions listed within the recipe card that you can easily print and take along with you!

 

Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe

Here’s the recipe for my low-carb buffalo chicken salad. Pin this post so you can find this recipe later! 

For the grilled chicken:

  • Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Hot sauce (we used Frank’s)
  • Sugar-free honey
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Garlic
  • Chili powder
  • Salt
  • Paprika
  • Onion powder
  • Black pepper
  • Olive oil


 

 For the salad:

  • Baby Spinach leaves
  • Red bell pepper, sliced

  • Cucumber 
  • Small red onion
  • Celery
  • Parsley

 

For the dressing:

  • Sour Cream
  • Garlic
  • Chili powder

  • Salt

  • Dried dill

  • Paprika

  • Onion powder

  • Black pepper

  • Hot sauce

 Instructions:

In a small mixing bowl, combine the lime juice, sugar-free honey, hot sauce and spices. 

Whisk in the olive oil. Pour marinade into a Ziploc bag and add chicken breasts.

Marinate for 3-4 hours. Preheat your grill. Cook the chicken for 5-7 minutes, then flip the breasts over. Grill for 5-7 minutes longer, or until a thermometer reads 165°. Remove from grill and let the chicken rest. Once cooled, slice the chicken for topping the salad.


In a large bowl, combine the chopped vegetables.

 

Layer the sliced chicken over the top. 

Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Recipe

Mix the dressing ingredients and drizzle over the salad. Garnish with parsley to serve.

Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Salad

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Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Recipe

Jazz up your lunch menu with this scrumptious low-carb buffalo chicken salad. It has so much flavor, you’ll forget it’s a salad!

Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 560 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2-2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup  hot sauce (we used Frank's)
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free honey
  • 1 tbsp Fresh lime juice
  • 1 minced garlic clove or 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive

For The Salad

  • One bag of fresh baby spinach leaves
  • One red bell pepper, sliced
  • One large cucumber or 4-5 mini cucumbers, sliced
  • Half of a small red onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 stalk of celery, sliced
  • Parsley, for garnish

For The Dressing

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 minced garlic glove or 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3-5 tbsp hot sauce, depending upon your heat preference

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine the lime juice, honey, hot sauce and spices

  2. Whisk in the olive oil.

  3. Pour marinade into a Ziploc bag and add chicken breasts.

  4. Marinate for 30 minutes.

  5. Preheat your grill. Cook the chicken for 5-7 minutes, then flip the breasts over. Grill for 5-7 minutes longer, or until a thermometer reads 165°

  6. Remove from grill and let the chicken rest. Once cooled, slice the chicken for topping the salad.

  7. In a large bowl, combine the chopped vegetables. Layer the sliced chicken over the top. Mix the dressing ingredients and drizzle over the salad. Garnish with parsley to serve.

Recipe Notes

Calories: 560
Net Carbs:  6 g

The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is an approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.

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