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Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Salad in a Bowl
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5 from 5 votes

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Buffalo Chicken Salad is a low carb, keto-friendly recipe that is a great make ahead meal for lunch or dinner. There are only 3 net carbs per serving and it’s gluten free.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizers, Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine: Chicken, Gluten Free, Low Carb
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 333kcal


  • 1 pound chicken * cooked and shredded
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 large cucumber
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup Buffalo Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Ranch Dressing * see notes


  • Mix the Buffalo sauce into the shredded chicken until well combined.
  • Assemble the salad by dividing the lettuce between 4 bowls and topping with equal parts of the Buffalo chicken, cucumber, and blue cheese.
  • Top with Ranch dressing.


Tips and Techniques For the Best Buffalo Chicken Salad

  • You can use leftover chicken for this recipe to make prepping it even quicker.
  • If you need to cook the chicken, using an Instant Pot is a great option. It cooks the chicken fast, but also makes it super easy to shred.
  • You can easily customize the ingredients to suit your own tastes and dietary needs.
  • Don't feel like a salad? Easily transform this recipe into lettuce cups, a wrap or sandwich!
  • If following a strict keto diet, be sure to choose a keto-friendly Ranch dressing.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 1066mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4325IU | Vitamin C: 4.9mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 1.3mg