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Buffalo Chicken Chickpea Salad

Buffalo Chicken Chickpea Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #salad #recipe

Chicken salad with a kick! Stirring in some buffalo chicken sauce give this crunchy chicken salad that buffalo hot wings taste, without all the fat and extra calories. A bit of celery and carrot add the crunch factor. For extra protein and fiber, this recipe uses hummus in place of some of the mayonnaise (thus the “chickpea” in the name). It’s a salad that’s full of vibrant flavor, colors, crunch and protein.

I had some leftover chicken in my fridge I needed to use up. I wasn’t sure how well hummus would work for a chicken salad “binder”, but I thought it was a fun idea that I was just dying to try. It works beautifully. You could probably get away with all hummus/no mayo if you so desire (because let’s face it: hummus is just super YUMMY!)

I used 4 Tablespoons of the buffalo sauce and it had a nice little kick, but I still really wouldn’t call it “hot”. However, my friends tell me I have a skewed idea of what “hot” is, so adjust the amount of hot sauce to your tastes. And if it’s still not hot enough for you, drizzle some more sauce on top.

Buffalo Chicken Chickpea Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 - 4 salads

Buffalo Chicken Chickpea Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 large rib of celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup peeled, chopped carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion tops
  • 1/2 cup Sriracha hummus (recipe here ... or use whatever hummus you have on hand)
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise (or sub plain Greek yogurt)
  • 1 1/4 - 1 1/2 cups chopped, cooked chicken breast
  • 2 - 4 Tablespoons Frank's Buffalo Hot Wings sauce
  • For the salad: Mixed greens, roasted sunflower seeds, blue cheese crumbles

Instructions

  1. Chop up the celery, carrots, and green onion tops and put them in a medium mixing bowl. Add the hummus, mayo, chicken and buffalo wing sauce and stir to mix.
  2. Make a bed of greens, add the chicken salad and top with sunflower seeds and blue cheese crumbles. I didn't think it needed any dressing, but if you feel like it does, try drizzling on some blue cheese or ranch and maybe a bit more buffalo sauce if you want your salad hot n spicy.

Notes

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Buffalo Chicken Chickpea Salad ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #spicy #salad #recipe

This recipe was shared at Sweet & Savoury SundayWhat to Do WeekendsWeekend Potluck, Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party , Tuesday’s Table, Real Food Friday, Hearth & Soul Bloghop and From the Farm Bloghop.

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5 Responses

  1. Sounds like a healthy ful-filling salad. Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Real Food Friday & co-hosting. Have a healthy wonderful day!

    February 2, 2014 at 11:04 am

    • Ann

      Thank you Marla!

      February 2, 2014 at 11:32 am

  2. Thanks for linking up at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. This is a great recipe, I love incorporating salad into my meals.

    February 2, 2014 at 1:46 pm

  3. So had to pin this to my healthy eating board, chicken, hummus, and mayonnaise all in the same dish, I’m so there. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays, your post is being featured tonight.

    February 6, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    • Ann

      Oh hurrah! Thank you Joyce :)

      February 6, 2014 at 11:36 pm

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