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

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Ranch Cottage Cheese

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

Directions:

  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.
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