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Buffalo Chicken Salad

Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup green onions sliced
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2-3 Tbsp hot sauce depending on how spicy you want it
  • 1/2 tsp parsley dried
  • 1/4 tsp dill dried
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Sandwich additions:

  • Whole wheat bread or tortillas
  • Avocado sliced
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Red Pepper sliced

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, combine shredded chicken, carrots, and green onions.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together avocado mayo through salt to make the buffalo sauce.
  • Add the sauce to the chicken mixture and stir well.
  • At this point, you can do whatever you'd like with your Buffalo Chicken Salad. (I recommend putting it on toasted bread with sliced avocado, lettuce, tomato, and red pepper.)

Notes

Other Thoughts:
  • To make this into a Hot Buffalo Chicken Dip:┬áincrease the mayo, Greek yogurt, and hot sauce. Use 1/2 cup Greek yogurt + 1/3 cup avocado mayo + 1/4 cup hot sauce instead of the amounts listed in the recipe. Then, shred 1/2 cup white cheddar cheese. Set a little aside for the top and add the rest into the chicken mixture. Keep the rest of the recipe the same. Then, put the chicken mixture into a small pan + top with a little more white cheddar cheese + bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until the sides are nice and bubbly. Then, dive in with whatever dipper you love!
  • If you want to make this really easy, you can leave out the spices (parsley, dill, garlic & onion powder) - those are included to add a little bit of a 'ranch' flavor.
  • If you're a ranch fan, you may wanna dip this sandwich is some. I highly recommend Bolthouse Farm's Ranch dressing that is made from Greek yogurt. It's the real deal. You can find it in the refrigerator section by the bagged lettuce of most larger grocery stores.
  • Keep the chicken salad by itself in the fridge and make up your sandwiches or wraps close to when you are going to eat them to prevent soggy sandwiches. Nobody likes a soggy sandwich.
How-to-Use:
Athletes: Prep this once. And, you've got four high protein sandwiches to help keep you going all week. Make sure to pair this with a great source of carbohydrates (bread or wrap) + more healthy fats (avocado) + another carbohydrate (piece of fruit or pretzels) to keep you satisfied and fuel that recovery.
Healthy Eating: It's like buffalo chicken dip, but healthy + for lunch!?! I just signed you up. One serving of this chicken salad alone has 25 grams of protein. Pair it with whatever meets your nutrition goals - high fiber wrap, salad full of greens, whole wheat bread.... the options are endless!
Kids: Unless your kid likes some heat, you may want to save some shredded chicken for them to eat plain.