Buffalo Chicken Salad with Ranch Cottage Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Ranch Cottage Cheese - A healthier remix of the restaurant favorite, packed with protein to give you long-lasting energy! | foxeslovelemons.com

Buffalo chicken salad is one of those dishes that I hope never falls out of favor on restaurant menus. With the tangy/spicy chicken, the crunchy vegetables, and the creamy ranch dressing, it’s just a perfect combination of flavors and textures. It’s not, however, always the smartest nutritional choice. Today, I’ve decided to take this restaurant favorite and give it a little makeover with this quick, easy and healthier version – Buffalo Chicken Salad with Ranch Cottage Cheese.

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Ranch Cottage Cheese - A healthier remix of the restaurant favorite, packed with protein to give you long-lasting energy! | foxeslovelemons.com

That’s right, I subbed out the traditional ranch dressing for ranch-flavored cottage cheese. I know. But trust me, it’s awesome. Friendship Dairies cottage cheese is the Original Superfood, and it subs in for the dressing as a creamy “condiment” of sorts. Not only does it lend great flavor to the dish, but the protein-rich cottage cheese (15g per serving) is a good source of long-lasting energy.

FriendshipDairies.com is the destination for cottage cheese creativity. With a ton of new mix-in and smoothie recipes, as well as the Superfood Generator, you can say goodbye to healthy-but-boring meals. With the Superfood Generator you can create endless delicious combinations of cottage cheese and mix-ins, choosing from categories like crunchy, veggie and herbs & spice (or select a food based on its benefit, like antioxidant, potassium or fiber).

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Ranch Cottage Cheese - A healthier remix of the restaurant favorite, packed with protein to give you long-lasting energy! | foxeslovelemons.com

Yield: 4 servings

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Ranch Cottage Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Ranch Cottage Cheese
Prep Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 container (16 ounces) Friendship Dairies cottage cheese
  • 1 packet (1 ounce) ranch salad dressing and seasoning mix
  • 2 small chicken breasts, grilled or roasted, chopped
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 large head Romaine lettuce
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

Instructions

  1. In medium bowl, stir together cottage cheese and ranch mix until well combined.
  2. In separate medium bowl, toss chicken and buffalo sauce until well combined.
  3. Divide lettuce between 4 plates and top with carrots, celery, tomatoes, cottage cheese and chicken.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Friendship Dairies. Sponsored posts help me pay for the costs associated with this blog (groceries…lots of groceries), and help support me as I pursue a career in recipe development and food photography. All opinions are 100% my own.