Summer Buffalo Grilled Chicken Salad is spicy, sweet and perfect. Chopped romaine and iceberg lettuce is tossed with blue cheese dressing and topped with grilled chicken drizzled with homemade buffalo sauce, thinly sliced celery, charred corn, pickled red onion and jalapeño.

buffalo grilled chicken salad.

Buffalo. Grilled chicken. Salad! 

Inspired by my love for buffalo wings and celery and blue cheese dip, this salad is all that but also has a fun summer spin!

It starts with chopped romaine and iceberg lettuce lightly tossed in a homemade greek yogurt blue cheese dressing (or use your favorite), this gets topped with sweet and smoky charred sweet corn, spicy jalapeños, more blue cheese – because why not?, tangy pickled red onions and thinly slice grilled chicken drizzled with homemade buffalo sauce.

Salivating yet?

close up of buffalo grilled chicken salad.

The flavor is a home run. Textures are superb. Spicy level is so addictive I can’t stop eating it. I’m not kidding you, this salad is SO unbelievably good that I ate it for lunch 6 days in a row.

Soon to be 7.

Summer Buffalo Grilled Chicken Salad ingredients.

To Make This Summer Buffalo Grilled Chicken Salad You Will Need:

  • romaine
  • iceberg
  • blue cheese dressing (I use this greek yogurt blue cheese dressing)
  • grilled chicken
  • buffalo sauce
  • pickled red onions
  • charred sweet corn
  • thinly sliced celery along with any leafy tops (also chopped)
  • jalapeño pepper
  • cilantro – optional

grilled chicken on white plate.

Grill your chicken breasts however you prefer. I like using thin cut chicken breasts and toss them in a little olive oil (like a teaspoon) and use McCormick’s garlic herb seasoning. I’ve yet to create anything similar or as delicious.

Grill for 3 to 4 minutes a side or until fully cooked. Let these rest on a cutting board and then thinly slice. 

homemade buffalo and greek yogurt blue cheese dressing.

I whipped up my buffalo sauce and this Greek yogurt blue cheese dressing.

charred sweet corn in glass bowl.

And charred up some sweet corn. Hot, dry skillet + thawed sweet corn = deliciousness.

chopped iceberg and romaine lettuce.

Lastly, chop, rinse and spin dry 1 small to medium head of romaine and iceberg. Toss them together in a large bowl.

add some blue cheese dressing to salad greens.

Add desired amount of dressing.

toss lettuces with salad dressing.

And toss to lightly coat each leaf.

buffalo grilled chicken salad is served on white plates with light blue edge.

Plate up some of the dressed salad greens and top with sliced celery (and any leafy celery greens), charred corn, pickled red onions, jalapeños and sliced grilled chicken. Finally drizzle with a little buffalo sauce, extra blue cheese crumbles and cilantro – if desired.

buffalo grilled chicken salad served with jars of buffalo sauce and blue cheese dressing.

Such a simple salad to throw together.

It’s deliciously spicy, blue cheesy with fresh summer twist. The charred corn adds delicious sweetness and the pickled onions helps balance all the spice and blue cheese goodness.

Prepare your tastebuds for this epic salad. 

close up of buffalo grilled chicken salad.

Enjoy! And if you give this Summer Buffalo Grilled Chicken Salad recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

plate of buffalo grilled chicken salad with a forkful bite.

Summer Buffalo Grilled Chicken Salad
Yield: Serves 4 (entrees)

Summer Buffalo Grilled Chicken Salad

Summer Buffalo Grilled Chicken Salad is spicy, sweet and perfect. Chopped romaine and iceberg lettuce is tossed with blue cheese dressing and topped with grilled chicken drizzled with homemade buffalo sauce, thinly sliced celery, charred corn, pickled red onion and jalapeño. Serves 4.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 medium head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 1/2 cup homemade Greek yogurt blue cheese dressing, or to taste
  • 4 tablespoons pickled red onions
  • 1 cup charred corn*
  • 2 ribs celery, thinly sliced plus any leafy tops (chopped)
  • 1 jalapeño, sliced
  • 4 grilled chicken breast halves, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons homemade buffalo wing sauce or to taste
  • blue cheese crumbles, for serving
  • cilantro leaves, optional - for serving

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, toss the chopped romaine and iceberg with enough dressing until lightly coated.
  2. Divide among plates and top with pickled red onion, charred corn, sliced celery and leafy tops, jalapeño and thinly sliced grilled chicken.
  3. Drizzle with buffalo sauce and top with a little extra blue cheese and cilantro, if desired.

Notes

  • Place fresh or thawed (if frozen) corn into a hot skillet and stir ocassionally until charred in spots.
  • If making individual salads, I use 2 tablespoons of the greek yogurt blue cheese dressing per salad.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1 salad

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 511Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 241mgSodium: 614mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 5gSugar: 8gProtein: 70g

All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on SimplyScratch.com should only be used as a general guideline. Please keep in mind this calculation may not figure the correct calories using my recipe for Greek yogurt blue cheese dressing (only an estimate) nor does it figure in any extra blue cheese that may be added for serving.

forkful of summer buffalo grilled chicken salad.