Layered Buffalo Chicken Salad

Layer up this beautiful salad with classic buffalo chicken flavors for your next party! Use our Make-Ahead Shredded Chicken Breast pulled from your freezer. Just thaw six cups of the chicken for this salad.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

6
cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
1
cup ranch dressing
1/2
cup hot sauce
1
cup sliced celery
2
cups crumbled blue cheese (8 oz)
5
cups shredded romaine lettuce
2
cups grated peeled carrots
  • 1 In large bowl, toss chicken, dressing and hot sauce.
  • 2 In 6-quart trifle bowl or glass bowl, layer as follows: Gently transfer chicken mixture to the bowl, being careful to keep sides of bowl clean. Top with sliced celery, then half the blue cheese, focusing efforts around outside of bowl. Top with romaine, then carrots, then remaining blue cheese.

Expert Tips

If you like it spicy, add an extra 1/4 cup of hot sauce to the chicken. It won’t change the consistency dramatically.

If you'd like to reduce the size of the recipe for a smaller trifle dish or bowl, go for it. Just halve all ingredients except celery (to be sure you have enough to go around the outside of the bowl).

Crumble your own blue cheese from a large wedge. You can make bigger chunks that look prettier in the trifle dish than the precrumbled kind do. This also allows you to use nicer varieties of blue cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
65mg
65%;
Sodium
810mg
810%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
20%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.