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Jul 19

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwich with grapes

This easy, healthy Buffalo Chicken Salad is my favorite new recipe for lunches! It’s filling and flavorful with a creamy sauce that has just the right amount of kick, and crunchy celery and carrots throughout. It tastes great eaten in a pile with a fork, but it’s also delicious as a Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwich or on crackers or a green salad or in a lettuce wrap. Pictured here, I was eating it in a Joseph’s Flax, Oat Bran and Whole Wheat Pita, which I also highly recommend! This entire recipe only takes about 15 minutes to put together and it makes six servings, so it’s perfect to prep for a few days of lunches. Plus, a satisfying ¾ cup serving of this Buffalo Chicken Salad is only 204 calories or 1 WW Point (a serving is 2 WW Points if following the diabetic WW Plan)! To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!

Buffalo Chicken Salad in a bowl

You can cook your chicken breast ahead of time for this recipe however you please. I usually toss mine in my slow cooker with some water the day before as outlined here. It comes out really easy to shred. You’ll probably want to start with around two pounds of raw chicken to end up with the amount you’ll need cooked for this recipe. If you already have rotisserie breast or other shredded chicken on hand you can easily use that as well. You’ll just want the cooked chicken to be chilled before using it in this recipe.

Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwich on a plate

I highly suggest making this Buffalo Chicken Salad as written, because in my opinion, it’s perfect! However, if you’d like it to be a bit spicier you can always add more wing sauce at the end. I considered adding some blue cheese (dressing or crumbles) to this recipe, but I know blue cheese can be controversial, and honestly, I don’t think the salad needs it. If you decide you do want to add it in, of course feel free. I’m sure others of you will be happy to see a blue cheese-free Buffalo chicken recipe!

Can’t get enough Buffalo chicken flavor? Check out my recipes for Buffalo Chicken Dip, One-Pot Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese, Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Buffalo Chicken Soup, Mini Buffalo Chicken Dip Bread Bowls, Buffalo Deviled Eggs, Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls, Buffalo Cauliflower Wings, Buffalo Chicken Braid, Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad, Buffalo Chicken Lasagna Roll-Ups, and many more in the Buffalo Flavor category of my recipe index!

Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwich on a plate
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Buffalo Chicken Salad

This easy, healthy Buffalo Chicken Salad makes a filling and flavorful lunch!


  • 4 cups cooked shredded boneless skinless chicken breast, chilled
  • ½ cup diced celery
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • cup + 1 tablespoon plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • cup light mayonnaise
  • cup Buffalo wing sauce, (I use Frank’s Red Hot Wings sauce)
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • teaspoon dried dill weed


  • Place the shredded chicken, celery, carrots, and scallions in a large mixing bowl and stir together to combine.
  • In a smaller mixing bowl, stir together the Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, wing sauce, parsley, garlic powder, and dill until thoroughly mixed and smooth. Pour this dressing into the bowl with the chicken mixture and stir until the chicken mixture is thoroughly coated.


To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
WW Points per (3/4 cup) serving: 1* (Points calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
*2 Points each if following the diabetic plan
Nutrition Information per (3/4 cup) serving:
204 calories, 14 g carbs, 1 g sugars, 8 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 18 g protein, 1 g fiber, 520 mg sodium (from myfitnesspal.com)
MYWW SMARTPOINTS PER (3/4 cup) SERVING: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 4 SmartPoints/ Blue: 1 SmartPoints/ Purple: 1 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
5 per (3/4 cup) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)

20 comments on “Buffalo Chicken Salad”

  1. Gonna try this. As it’s so low in points I’ll add another point and sprinkle mine with blue cheese crumbles. Thanks for the great recipes

  2. Can I use canned chicken for this?

  3. I made this recipe for dinner tonight.  Oh my goodness, the amount of Buffalo Wing sauce made this recipe way too hot and spicy for my family!  I think 2 Tbsp. might be enough rather than 1/3 cup.  Wowza.  It’s a good recipe and I will make it again with that change.

  4. Hi, I am new to your blog and just starting out with WW purple. I am assuming the point count does not include the wrap for this recipe. Is that correct? But for the later chicken burger with pineapple, does the point count include the bun? Thanks!! I am so grateful for your site!!

    • Hi Marsha! If it’s on the ingredients list for the recipe, it’s included, if it’s not listed it isn’t:). The points are for the ingredients included in the recipe. For the burger you’ll notice I have it listed both ways. Hope that helps.

  5. I made this tonight according to recipe. It was so amazingly delicious!!! I ate it on a 1 pt Joseph’s pita with a large leaf of
    Greenleaf lettuce. I used shredded chicken I cooked in my Ninja Foodi pressure cooker a few days before. Fantastic

  6. This recipe is the bomb! I used canned chicken to save me a ton of time, and I actually chopped my carrots because I like crunch and didn’t know that my celery was going to be unusable. Since I didn’t have celery, I used some celery salt. The dill added a really delicious touch. I also went with the recommended wing sauce variety of Frank’s. This is comfort food. I’m really struggling not to go back and eat the rest right now.5 stars

  7. Hi Emily, I am realizing that your link to add the recipe to the WW app does not seem compatible with Canadian accounts. Which is really too bad! I LOVE your recipes and use them all the time. Do you think you would be able to get the Canadian WW on board with your system of linking the recipes ?

    • I know, I’m super bummed to discover that it doesn’t work for Canadians. It’s hard to find solutions for sharing points for this new program and this is the best option I have right now! I will definitely ask my contact at WW if they have any ideas.

  8. THANK YOU for linking recipes to the WW app. AMAZING!

  9. I haven’t made this yet but I am good at looking at ingredients to know if I will like something. It’s almost revolutionary though that this is directly connected to WW. I never knew this existed, and wish more recipes and cooking sites offered this. All of us on WW are trying really hard to maintain a healthy lifestyle, with a good balance of activity and food choices, without denying ourselves edible treats. I now will be looking for other sites that offer this connection. I know we will love this salad though….all things we already enjoy eating. My husband loves anything with Franks Hot Sauce so this will be an easy sell. Thank you.5 stars

  10. I just made this and its fabulous….more than fabulous actually. I grilled the chicken breasts and then chopped them it instead of shredding the meat. I added more Franks Sauce at the end (we like it kicked up), and chopped fresh cilantro into mix, let it meld for a couple of hours in the fridge and served over romaine lettuce….like a buffalo caesar salad with more fresh cilantro sprinkled on top! Served with baked tortilla (3 extra points)….great dinner…especially during football season. Loving this site5 stars

  11. Made the recipe exactly as written and it was incredible! Husband loved it too! This is a fantastic dinner on a hot summer night, and the leftovers will be my lunches for the days I am in the office. Excellent recipe!5 stars

  12. Great recipe! Very tasty!5 stars

  13. Made this today with canned chicken to save time. Delicious!!! Had all the ingredients on hand. Loved the flavor and know I’ll be enjoying my lunches all week. Thank you!5 stars

  14. I make this with rotisserie chicken and love it – so satisfying and I love how low in points it is! It’s really helping me stay on track this week!5 stars

  15. This was great. Just the right amount of moisture and heat. I added a drizzle of ranch on top after I made a sandwich as I live ranch and buffalo together but def didn’t need it. 

  16. Just made this for the Giants/Eagles game later. I will serve it on a bed of salad for me and cuke rounds and on Hawaiian slider buns for others.Garnish with blue cheese crumbles. Delish. Spicy, crunchy, extremely flavorful. Thanks.5 stars

  17. Delicious!!! Followed recipe and can’t believe how WW friendly this is! Thank you!5 stars

  18. This is so good and a 3/4 cup serving is great. Very easy to prepare. I’ve made it with and without the hot sauce and it’s delicious both ways. Thanks for another great recipe.5 stars

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