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Nashville Hot Chicken Salad Recipe (with Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing)

Jami Powell
Spicy hot chicken coming your way! If you love a good Buffalo Chicken Salad and just need a little change, this scrumptious Nashville Hot Chicken Salad Recipe might be just what you're looking for. Spicy hot chicken combines with a load of veggies, creamy blue cheese, and the BEST Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. Simply delish!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Lunch, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

Dressing

  • 3 tablespoon Buttermilk ranch dressing (or to taste)

Protein

  • 6 oz. Chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon Nashville Hot spice

Salad

  • ½ head Romaine lettuce
  • qty English cucumber
  • 6 qty Grape tomatoes
  • 1 stalk Celery
  • 1 med Carrot
  • 3 tablespoon Blue cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper (or to taste)

Instructions
 

Dressing

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Set aside.

Protein

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place chicken breast between two pieces of plastic wrap. Pound the chicken flat, then add seasoning.
  • In a cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat, sear the chicken for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Place the chicken into the oven and continue to cook for approximately 8-10 minutes, or until the chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Remove and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Salad

  • Wash lettuce and set it aside to drain in a colander.
  • Wash remaining produce and cut into small salad sized portions.
  • Assemble salad with all ingredients.
  • Drizzle prepared dressing on top.
  • Gently toss the salad and serve immediately.
Keyword nashville hot, nashville hot chicken
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