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Gluten-Free Blue Cheese Buffalo Chicken Salad

Gluten-free fried chicken nuggets are tossed in Buffalo sauce and served with goat milk blue cheese dressing and crumbles in this delicious Buffalo chicken salad.

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword blue cheese goat cheese salad dressing, buffalo chicken salad
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 3
Author Deana Larkin Evans

Ingredients

GF Buffalo Sauce

  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 4 tbsp GF hot sauce, at room temperature (like Franks RedHot)
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp GF Worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrins)

Blue Cheese Dressing

  • 3/4 cup goat milk yogurt
  • 1.5 oz goat milk blue cheese
  • splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Buffalo Chicken Tenders

  • 1 large skinless bonelss chicken breast, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 2 cups cold filtered water
  • 1 cup GF all purpose flour (like Bob's Red Mill)

Buffalo Chicken Salad

  • lettuce
  • celery
  • carrots
  • green onions
  • Persian cucumbers
  • specialty tomatoes
  • sweet mini bell peppers

Instructions

  1. First, brine the chicken. Add the water and seasoned salt to a medium sized bowl. Add in the chicken pieces and place in the fridge for about two hours.

  2. When ready to fry the chicken, place the GF flour in a small bowl. Cut the chicken into smaller pieces and dip into the flour. Heat coconut oil and olive oil in a skillet and fry the chicken pieces - about 5 minutes. Place on a paper towel covered plate and let cool.

  3. To make the blue cheese dressing, add the yogurt, blue cheese, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and a pinch of salt to a small blender or mini-prep. Pulse a few times until well blended. Adjust salt to taste.

  4. To make the Buffalo sauce, melt the ghee in the microwave in a small bowl. Whisk in the hot sauce, garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce. Toss the fried chicken nuggets in the Buffalo sauce.

  5. Assemble the salad. Wash all your vegetables and cut into bite size pieces. Pour on the dressing. Add the Buffalo sauce chicken nuggets. Crumble some blue cheese on top. Enjoy!