Easy Homemade Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe

Have you ever tried the buffalo chicken salad from Sweetgreen and wished you could enjoy it at home? Well, we’ve got you covered! Our homemade version of this beloved salad is just as delicious and perfect for meal prepping.

The Perfect Copycat Recipe

We promise you, this is the best copycat Sweetgreen buffalo chicken salad out there. In fact, some might argue that it’s even better than the original! Not only does it taste amazing, but it also requires minimal meal prep, making it an ideal choice for weekday lunches.

Meal Prep Made Easy

To make meal prep a breeze, we recommend preparing the pickled vegetables, chicken, and dressing (if you prefer homemade) at the beginning of the week. This way, when you’re ready to enjoy your salad, all you need to do is mix everything together in a bowl.

Ingredients that Make a Difference

  • Chicken: We recommend using boneless, skinless chicken thighs for maximum flavor and tenderness. They’re easier to work with and have a richer taste compared to chicken breasts. However, if you prefer a leaner option, you can use chicken breasts instead.

  • Kale: Opt for kale in this recipe to make your salad last longer during meal prep. Unlike other lettuces, kale doesn’t wilt easily and stays fresh for days. To make it tender, massage the shredded kale with a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice.

  • Pickled Vegetables: The star of this salad is the tangy pickled celery and carrots. These add an extra layer of flavor and are incredibly easy to prepare. You can make a batch of pickled vegetables in advance and store them in the fridge for the week.

  • The Dressing: To keep things simple, we suggest using store-bought Caesar dressing. It saves you time and still delivers great flavor. However, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can try our homemade Caper Caesar Dressing recipe. And don’t forget to add a dash of hot sauce! We recommend Franks Red Hot or Franks Buffalo sauce for that authentic buffalo kick.

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Buffalo Chicken Salad

Get Creative with Your Salad

Feel free to customize your buffalo chicken salad to suit your taste. Add some crunchy croutons, creamy avocado slices, or even a sprinkle of blue cheese for extra indulgence. The beauty of homemade salads is that you can experiment and make it truly your own.

So, why not give our easy homemade buffalo chicken salad a try? It’s a perfect option for those who want to enjoy the flavors of Sweetgreen in the comfort of their own kitchen. Visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ to discover more delicious recipes and cooking tips. Happy cooking!