Keto Buffalo Chicken Chopped Salad

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This chopped Buffalo chicken blue cheese salad bowl is one of my favorite low-carb salads! I love the crunch of all of the fresh veggies (those carrots!) plus the tangy buffalo chicken and creamy avocado.

Really, with bacon, blue cheese, and buffalo sauce how could you go wrong? This keto salad is great for meal prep as it also holds up really well (minus the avocado) in the refrigerator for a pre-made lunch option. Just be sure to cut the avocado fresh to prevent it from turning brown.

This recipe makes three regular servings or two large servings. A large serving (half of this recipe) is ideal for those who practice intermittent fasting and need a nutritious meal to break their fasting window.

How many carbs are in chili sauce?

Watch out for added sugars in condiments such as chili/hot sauce. Most of these products are not correctly labeled. For example, Frank's RedHot Sauce lists values "per tablespoon" which are rounded down to zero, resulting in seemingly zero-carb values per any amounts. That's also one of the reasons branded products are not reliable when it comes to food tracking.

While added sugar is not always an issue (contrary to common beliefs), eating too many hidden carbs could be what's stalling your progress.

If you want to be absolutely sure and have a complete control over your carb intake, you can always make your own condiments, including Sriracha Chili Sauce and Ranch Dressing. They are easy to make and taste amazing — much better than most store-bought products!

Hands-on Overall

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs8.7 grams
Protein42.2 grams
Fat46.4 grams
Calories642 kcal

Calories from carbs 6%, protein 27%, fat 67%

Total carbs17.2 gramsFiber8.5 gramsSugars5.5 gramsSaturated fat18.6 gramsSodium1,471 mg(64% RDA)Magnesium82 mg(20% RDA)Potassium1,159 mg(58% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 3 servings)

Buffalo chicken:
  • 285 g cooked diced chicken (10 oz)
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted (43 g/ 1.5 oz)
  • 1/4 cup Frank's RedHot sauce or Sriracha chili sauce (60 ml/ 2 fl oz) - you can make your own chili sauce
Salad:
  • 1 large romaine lettuce, chopped (285 g/ 10 oz)
  • 4 slices crisped up bacon, crumbled (64 g/ 2.3 oz)
  • 1 small carrot, diced (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 1/4 cup banana peppers or green bell peppers (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes (75 g/ 2.6 oz)
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (34 g/ 1.2 oz)
  • 1 large avocado, diced (200 g/ 7.1 oz)
Dressing:
  • 6 tbsp ranch dressing (90 ml/ 3.2 fl oz) - you can make your own Keto Ranch Dressing
  • 2 tbsp crumbled blue cheese (20 g/ 0.7 oz)
  • 1 tbsp buffalo sauce or Sriracha chili sauce (15 ml)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl toss the chicken with the melted butter and buffalo sauce.
    Keto Buffalo Chicken Chopped Salad
  2. In a small jar mix together the dressing ingredients.
    Keto Buffalo Chicken Chopped Salad
  3. Divide the salad fillings between three salad bowls, top with chicken and drizzle with dressing.
    Keto Buffalo Chicken Chopped Salad
  4. Serve immediately or store in the fridge for up to 2 days. Keto Buffalo Chicken Chopped Salad

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chicken breast, cooked, boiled
0 g27.5 g2.9 g143 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g11.5 g102 kcal
Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, homemade (KetoDiet blog)
1.8 g0.5 g1.2 g20 kcal
Lettuce, Romaine
1.1 g1.2 g0.3 g16 kcal
Bacon, crispy (bacon grease removed)
0 g6.4 g2.1 g45 kcal
Carrot, fresh
1.4 g0.2 g0 g8 kcal
Banana Peppers (Giant)
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Spring onion, scallion, green onion, fresh
0.9 g0.4 g0 g6 kcal
Tomatoes, cherry, fresh, all varieties
0.5 g0.2 g0.1 g4 kcal
Cheese, blue
0.3 g2.4 g3.2 g40 kcal
Avocado, fresh
1.2 g1.3 g9.8 g107 kcal
Keto Ranch Dressing (KetoDiet blog)
0.7 g0.5 g13 g121 kcal
Cheese, blue
0.2 g1.4 g1.9 g24 kcal
Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, homemade (KetoDiet blog)
0.5 g0.1 g0.3 g5 kcal
Total per serving
8.7 g42.2 g46.4 g642 kcal
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