Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwich

$8.60 recipe / $1.43 each

So I was in the mood for a really hearty sandwich and I wanted something kinda spicy… after rummaging around in my kitchen and seeing that I had some frozen chicken breasts (buy ’em in bulk to save $$$ and freeze the rest) I thought, “hmmmm… buffalo chicken salad! (sandwich).” It was a total experiment but I think it turned out pretty good!

Buffalo Chicken Salad Sandwich

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Total Recipe cost: $8.60
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Cost per serving: $1.43
Prep time: 10 min. Cook time: 15 min. Total: 25 min.

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast $2.19
1/4 medium red onion $0.20
2 ribs celery $0.34
1/3 cup light mayonnaise $0.42
about 30 dashes hot sauce $0.31
1 oz. blue cheese crumbles $0.70
2 medium tomatoes $1.14
1 bag shredded iceberg lettuce $1.78
6 pack sandwich buns $1.52
TOTAL $8.60

Compare at $35.94 for 6 sandwiches, $5.99 each.

STEP 1: Using a counter-top grill, grill both chicken breasts until cooked thoroughly. If you have an outdoor grill, the char flavor would be AMAZING with this recipe… it would be worth firing the grill up!

STEP 2: While the chicken is cooking, finely dice the celery and red onion. Place them in a medium mixing bowl.

STEP 3: When the chicken is done cooking, cut it into small chunks and place in a separate bowl. Refrigerate the chicken until it has completely cooled.

STEP 4: Once the chicken has cooled, add it to the bowl with the celery and red onion. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Add the mayonnaise, beginning with a quarter cup. Stir the mixture well and determine if you would like more mayonnaise (this depends on your personal taste).

STEP 5: Add 1 oz. (or more if you would like) of blue cheese crumbles and stir well. Begin to add the hot sauce, 10 dashes at a time until you reach the desired level of heat and spice. Since this is a buffalo style chicken salad, I went for A LOT and ended up using about 1/4 of my bottle.

STEP 6: Give your chicken salad a final taste and adjust salt, pepper, hot sauce and cheese as desired. Toast a bun then pile the salad, tomato and shredded lettuce on top. Grab a napkin and you’re all set!

NOTE: If you have a favorite pre-made/store bought buffalo sauce, you could just use that and add a little mayo for creaminess. Other variations of buffalo chicken salad that I saw included using either ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing in place of or along with the mayonnaise.

Who needs to spend five to ten bucks on a sandwich?


  1. I love your sandwich, is very easy to make and easy to enjoy. I can wait to see what else you have to share.

  2. This was DELICIOUS! Made this for a large-ish group of people with lots of differing tastes, setting it up buffet style so everyone could add their own amount of hot sauce, mayo, blue cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Was a total hit, and the leftovers still tasted great today. Thanks!

  3. Thanks so much Beth. I’ll take a look at that.

    Btw, I love your meals. Will try to make the pasta with parsley. Thanks for the tips.

  4. Well, unfortunately I can’t tell you *exactly* how I did it because it was the result of 2-3 hours of just playing around with this tutorial as a guide:


    the tags that are shown in the tutorial are not going to be exactly the same as what is in the Whiteness template but they are close.

    Hope that helps! Good luck and just remember to save a version of your code before making any changes!

    Beth M

  5. Hi there, came across your blog when I checked some updates from quiterandom for new themes. I’m currently using this theme and I would love to have a 3 column template. Would there be any chance if you could guide me on how you made it a 3 column please?

    Sorry I need to place the question here on one of your post. I was looking for a message board, but I can’t find it so I left a comment instead.

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