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a spicy chicken caesar salad with buffalo barbecue chicken, creamy greek yogurt caesar dressing, and tons of awesome toppings.

Buffalo Chicken Caesar Salad

sara a.
Grilled buffalo / bbq chicken loaded into a salad with carrots, onions, jalapeños, tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles, and greek yogurt caesar dressing!
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 2 salads
Calories 492 kcal


for chicken ::

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts about 6 ounces each
  • salt + freshly cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder divided
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce such as Frank's
  • 2 tbsp. bbq sauce

for salad ::

  • 4 cups chopped romaine or spring mix
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup freshly sliced or pickled jalapenos
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt caesar dressing or more to taste!
  • (or any other toppings from the list in the post!)


  • Season each chicken breast with salt, pepper, and 1/4 tsp. of garlic powder. Grill the chicken either on an outside grill or in a saute pan (using 1 tablespoon of olive oil) over medium heat until completely cooked through.
  • While the chicken is cooking, mix the sauce ingredients together. Melt the butter in a small sauce pan, then stir in the hot sauce, BBQ sauce, garlic powder, and about 1/2 tsp. of freshly cracked pepper. Once combined, set the sauce aside to cool.
  • Remove chicken from the heat once it is cooked through. Tent with foil, and allow it to rest until it is cool enough to handle.
  • Slice or chop chicken, then toss with the buffalo bbq sauce. Set aside.
  • Build two salads :: start each salad with two cups of chopped romaine (or spring mix), then divide the buffalo bbq chicken between the salads. Divide the other salad toppings between the salads, and serve immediately.


> For alternate topping options, see list in blog post.
> Feel free to adjust any topping amounts to fit your tastes!
>>> For an easier version, use chopped or shredded rotisserie chicken to toss in the buffalo/bbq sauce!


Serving: 1saladCalories: 492kcal
Keyword buffalo bbq chicken salad, buffalo chicken caesar salad, buffalo chicken salad, grilled buffalo chicken salad, spicy caesar salad
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