Buffalo Chicken And Blue Cheese Salad
Buffalo Chicken And Blue Cheese Salad- easy to make, perfect for a weeknight meal, pasty or picnic. This post is sponsored by Castello Cheese. I’m partnering with Castelo for a summer of blue. All opinions are mine alone. #BluesdayTuesday
I just can’t be happier with the warm weather around here! Summer is my favorite season!
And to me, summer is all about light and easy meals. That’s why when Castello sent me some of their Traditional Danish Blue Cheese, I knew exactly what I was going to make.
Don’t get me wrong, I love to use my gas grill. And this creamy blue cheese would be perfect on top of a juicy burger!
But I love my salads. They are the perfect addition to any meal or summer gathering. That’s how this buffalo chicken and blue cheese salad came up.
Juicy chicken bites, tossed in hot buffalo sauce, creamy and flavorful blue cheese, crunchy cucumbers, tomatoes and onions, this salad is just perfect for summer!
There is something unique about combining blue cheese and buffalo sauce. I made a white balsamic vinaigrette for the ultimate balance of flavors. Of course creamy blue cheese dressing would work great on it.
I like blue cheese and use it in a lot of salads in the summertime. And Castello is one of my favorite brands so far!
Castello Blue Cheeses are epicurean delights. The tangy characteristics are balanced with sweet and salty flavors and are ideal to top a grilled burger or add to a buffalo chicken salad. From crumbled, soft to spreadable, to a sliced blue cheese, perfect for melting with floral notes, Castello has a wide range of unique blue cheeses. Check out Castello’s website for more information on their cheeses.
I hope you enjoy this recipe for a Buffalo Chicken And Blue Cheese Salad With White Balsamic Vinaigrette.
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Buffalo Chicken And Blue Cheese Salad
For the White Balsamic Vinaigrette:
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
- 1-2 tbsp Maple syrup or honey
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
For the Buffalo Chicken:
- 2 (6-8 oz) boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 2 tbsp olive oil — , divided
- 1 tbsp butter
- 4 tbsp buffalo hot sauce
For the salad:
- 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
- 8 mini cucumbers — , sliced into thin rounds
- 2 cups grape tomatoes — , cut in half
- 1 medium purple onion — , chopped
- 1 (4.4 oz) pack Castello Traditional Danish Blue Cheese, crumbled or sliced
For the dressing:
In a bowl, whisk all ingredients together until blended. Store in airtight container until ready to use.
For the Buffalo Chicken Bites:
Cut chicken breast into 1-1 1/2 inch cubes. Season with salt, pepper and oregano. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and toss to coat.
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken pieces, making sure there is some space in between each one. Cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until no longer pink, the outside turns golden and thermometer registers 165 F. Transfer chicken to a plate, lined with paper towel.
Wipe grease off the pan and melt butter. Add hot sauce and stir to combine. Toss chicken in the prepared sauce.
For the salad:
In a large bowl add lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, blue cheese and buffalo chicken bites. Pour dressing on top and toss to combine. Enjoy!
Nutrition InformationCalories: 530, Fat: 40g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 80mg, Sodium: 1509mg, Potassium: 941mg, Carbohydrates: 15g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 26g, Vitamin A: 6940%, Vitamin C: 18.8%, Calcium: 63%, Iron: 1.8%
I’m so happy we’re finally getting warm weather too! This salad looks like the perfect light meal, Mira! I love the buffalo chicken and cheese in here. Looks delicious and filling! Pinned!
We are all about the salads this summer also! Love that this has so much flavor from the buffalo chicken and blue cheese!
I love all the flavor and color packed in this gorgeous salad, Mira! I’d love this for lunch today!!
We eat a lot of salads for dinner, so I’m always looking for new ways to jazz them up. This buffalo chicken salad with blue cheese is just gorgeous. Love Castello!
Summer is my favorite too especially with all the fresh produce! Love this gorgeous salad, Mira! The buffalo chicken and blue cheese sounds amazing!
This is such a beautiful salad, Mira! I love all of the colours. It sounds so delicious and healthy!
Mniam mniam! It’s a real rainbow!!
gorgeous looking salad Mira, so perfect for summer! I love the veggies in there 🙂
Awesome, flavorful, protein-packed salad! Totally love 🙂
Beautiful salad, Mira! Salads are perfect for summertime. I haven’t had one in a while, which is strange, since I LOVE them! Pinning this salad. Have a lovely evening, Mira!
Gorgeous salad Mira!!!! Love each and every ingredient in the salad.. This is so PERFECT!! Love!
A beautiful looking salad. Blue cheese is one of those things that I don’t eat very often, but when I do, I can’t control myself around it haha
I love blue cheese – it’s definitely my favourite cheese! This looks divine – I’m all about making salad in the summer!
This is an awesomely flavor and protein packed salad, Mira! Perfect filler summer meal!
Mira, I love this salad!!! so colorful and fresh! and LOVE the blue cheese!!!
This is my kind of salad, Mira! I eat salads all the time, and I’m definitely adding this one to the list! 🙂
Fantastic summertime salad! I think I could eat this every night! 🙂
Buffalo chicken and blue cheese is one of my favorite combos – just SO much freakin’ flavor! I’m also a big fan of salads, and so this recipe is a perfect balance for my tastes – great natural crisp, fresh flavors, savory buffalo chicken, and blue cheese…. mmm, yum!
I can just imagine making califlower buffalo bites out of this and devouring them in this salad! I just love how bright everything looks in this picture! Gorgeous as always Mira!
For me this is the perfect way to enjoy blue cheese and I love Castello cheeses.
Buffalo and blue cheese is perfect match and that too in salad, even better! *major drool* Thanks for sharing, Mira! pinning!
Your buffalo salad looks so colorful and lovely! Yum! Visiting from What’s Cookin’ Wednesdays!
Team salad over here! Love the flavor profile and the blue cheese gives it that lively flavor that so many salads fail to deliver! Win Win!
What a gorgeous and filling salad, Mira! I adore summer and salads and Castello – and love your use of it in this!
You’re my favourite source for salads Mira! You really are 🙂 I’m not very creative when it comes to salads so I need you to give me inspiration. Like THIS salad – totally up my alley! what a classic flavour combo – buffalo wings!
Thanks Nagi! And you are my favorite source for comfort foods! I knew you’ll like the flavors here! By the way I made your Greek Wings today 🙂
I love all the flavors and colors packed in the salad! I need to make this for dinner tomorrow night! Yum! Pinned!
Love the flavor combination of buffalo and bleu cheese so much! This looks like a salad I would actually want to eat! Pinned!
Thanks so much!
Yum! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for bringing such amazing creations to our party. We hope to see you tonight at 7 pm because we LOVE to party with you! Lou Lou Girls
This salad looks fantastic! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!”