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Buffalo Chicken Salad Recipe

Atkins Buffalo Chicken Salad
Net Atkins Count ™
Prep Time: Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate
* Any adjustments made to the serving values will only update the ingredients of that recipe and not change the directions.









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  • 1/2 fruit (2-1/8" dia) Lemon
  • 1 medium (4-1/8" long) Young Green Onions
  • 1 head Cos or Romaine Lettuce
  • 2 stalk, medium (7-1/2" - 8" long) Celery
  • 1 medium (approx 2-3/4" long, 2-1/2" dia) Red Sweet Pepper
  • 1 medium Tomatoes
  • 1 large Egg
  • 5 1/3 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp Celery Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Red or Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 thigh, bone removed Chicken Thigh Meat and Skin (Broilers or Fryers)
  • 1/4 cup Real Mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 29/48 oz Blue Cheese
  • 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/3 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF.  Juice the lemon into a large bowl discarding any seeds.  Finely chop the green onions and add to the bowl; set aside.  To the bowl with the lemon juice and green onions, add the mayonnaise, sour cream, blue cheese and garlic powder and stir to combine.
  2. Cut the romaine lettuce into 1-inch pieces and place into the large bowl with the dressing.  Cut the celery into ½-inch pieces on a bias and add to the romaine.  Remove the stem, pith and seeds from the red bell pepper and discard. Cut the bell pepper into¼-inch thin strips.  Cut the tomato into 1" inch diced pieces and add to the bowl. Set in the refrigerator until step 5.
  3. Using a fork, beat the egg in another medium bowl. Add the apple cider vinegar, ¼ cup canola oil, ¼ teaspoon of black pepper, ⅓ teaspoon of salt, the celery salt and cayenne pepper and stir until well combined.
  4. Pat the chicken thighs with paper towels and add to the marinade, then place on a sheet pan lined with foil.  Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, turning the thighs and brushing with the marinade several times, until cooked through and crisp.  Cut the chicken thighs into ½-inch diced pieces and set aside for step 6.
  5. Remove the salad from the refrigerator and toss to combine.
  6. Divide the salad between to plates and place the chicken in the center.  Enjoy!

Cooking Tip

Feel free to swap in your favorite lettuce for this recipe, as net carb change will likely be minimal.

How we calculate the Net Atkins Count™

In the Atkins Nutritional Approach®, the Net Atkins Count™ is calculated by subtracting the number of grams of fiber and polyols (such as glycerin and sugar alcohols) from the total grams of carbohydrates in whole foods. This reflects the idea that fiber and polyols minimally impacts blood sugar levels at the doses present in the products.