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Buffalo Chopped Chicken SaladWhen I am just wanting something simple yet very satisfying salad for dinner, this Buffalo Chopped Chicken Salad is definitely one of my top picks. I pretty much make the chicken and put it on a bed of greens with any and all of the veggies in my fridge. It never fails me and thanks to the spicy, flavorful buffalo sauce it makes for a super delicious dinner. I am a sucker for anything buffalo!

I shared this Buffalo Chopped Chicken Salad on Instagram last week since, well, it’s really not much of a recipe considering how easy it is but you all LOVED it as much as I do so I thought it deserved its own special place on my blog here. Enjoy!

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Chopped Buffalo Chicken Salad
Serves 3
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  2. kosher salt, to taste
  3. black pepper, to taste
  4. 1/4 cup Frank's Red Hot
  5. 2 cups baby arugula
  6. avocado or olive oil
  7. 1 carrot, sliced
  8. 1 cucumber, sliced and cut into fourths
  9. 1 avocado, sliced
  10. 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  11. 1 watermelon radish or regular radish, sliced thinly
  12. 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  13. kale microgreens (optional)
  14. Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
  1. Heat a cast iron over medium-high heat. Season 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs with kosher salt and pepper and add 1 tbsp oil to the skillet. Sear on one side until golden brown, then flip and continue until other side is golden brown and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
  2. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 10 mins, then cube the chicken. Reheat the same skillet over medium-high skillet, add cubed chicken and 1/4 cup franks red hot (or more to taste) toss and cook for 3 more minutes.
  3. Place a big handful of lettuce or arugula in bottom of a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Garnish bowl with desired veggies (I used carrots, watermelon radish, tomato, cucumber, avocado and microgreens) and serve with some lemon wedges. Top with Trader Joe’s everything but the bagel seasoning.
  5. Top with the buffalo chicken and serve immediately.
  6. Enjoy!
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