Whole 30 Buffalo Chicken Salad

Spice up your salad! Oven-baked, easy to make and the perfect game day food, these Buffalo Chicken Strips are a great way to add a new flavor dimension to salad, with a fun kick for a healthy, Whole30-friendly, delicious alternative to buffalo wings.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 lb Chicken breast, tenders

  • 2/3 cup New Primal buffalo sauce (or your favorite buffalo sauce)

  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour

  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne

  • 2 tbsp coconut flour

  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

  • 3/4 cup homemade ranch (may sub pre-made ranch of choosing)

  • 1 package of Revolution Farms lettuce

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Line baking sheet with parchment paper, and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk the eggs in a dish, and in another dish, combine flours, garlic, onion, salt, pepper and (optional) cayenne.

  3. With a paper towel, pat the chicken breast tenders dry and place on a plate.

  4. Make an assembly line with the ingredients: chicken, egg, breading.

  5. Dunk the chicken tenders into the egg, let excess drip off before coating the chicken generously with breading, then set breaded chicken tenders on the pan and repeat.

  6. Spray breaded chicken tenders with olive oil spray to help them brown.

  7. Bake for 10 minutes. Flip carefully and bake for another 5-8 minutes. For extra crisp, broil for 1-2 minutes.

  8. Make the Buffalo Ranch Dip by mixing 3/4 cup of ranch with 2 Tbsp. Buffalo Sauce. Place in fridge until ready to serve.

  9. When chicken strips are done, remove from oven and let set for 3-4 minutes on pan.

  10. Then, drizzle with Buffalo Sauce and brush to coat.

  11. Cut celery and carrots into small pieces. 

  12. Put Revolutions Farms Salad on a plate add chicken to top.

  13. Add dressing and enjoy. Serves 6.

Recipe inspiration from the Real Food Dieticians! https://therealfoodrds.com/buffalo-chicken-strips/

Erin Cataldo