September 14, 2021

Buffalo Chicken Tender Salad with Creamy Cilantro-Lime Ranch Dressing


Buffalo Chicken Tender Salad with Creamy Ranch Dressing
This flavorful + spicy buffalo chicken salad is delicious, quick and easy to make. Crispy pan fried chicken tenders are tossed in buffalo sauce and mixed with greens, carrots, celery, radishes and topped with cilantro-lime ranch dressing. This meal is great for meal prep and a breeze to make for quick weeknight dinners. If you like ranch dressing, check out my Lemony Garlic Scape Ranch
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


For the Chicken;

  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¾ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 lb chicken tenderloins
  • ½ tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup Frank's Hot Sauce

For the Cilantro-Lime Ranch

  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped dill
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 3 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp sea salt

For the Salad:

  • Salad Greens of your choice
  • Thinly sliced carrots
  • Chopped celery
  • Thinly sliced radishes


  • Combine garlic powder, paprika, chili powder and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Season chicken with spices and toss to evenly coat the chicken.
  • Heat half of the oil in a large non-stick sauté pan over medium-high heat, when hot add half of the chicken and cook until golden, about 3-4 minutes, turn chicken and cook until center is no longer pink.
  • Add the butter to the pan with the chicken and let it melt. Pour the hot sauce over the chicken tossing well.
  • Make the ranch by combining all the ingredients into a bowl and mixing thoroughly.
  • To assemble the salad, divide salad greens between 4 plates. Top with carrots, celery and radishes. Top with dressing and buffalo chicken strips.
Keyword 30 minute meal, gluten-free, healthy

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