Buffalo Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt (modified for the 17 Day Diet)

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Buffalo Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt - modified for the 17 Day Diet

If you know me, I’m a sucker for simple. Add in healthy and you have yourself a perfect recipe for the 17 Day Diet.

Recently, I was browsing Pinterest for inspiring culinary creations, and I stumbled upon this delicious-looking Buffalo Chicken Salad recipe that a health blogger had adapted from an original recipe to make it healthier.  

I’ve modified the adapted version just a tab bit to make it 17 Day Diet approved.

This Buffalo Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt Recipe is pretty simple.

You start with a few basic ingredients, including Greek Yogurt.

Yogurt is a great way to get your probiotics in
Greek Yogurt is a versatile ingredient and can be used for more than your typical fruit/yogurt meal or snack.

Next up is celery.

To me, celery is one of those vegetables that doesn’t have a ton of flavor. I think it’s more of a carrier for other flavors (think peanut butter or cream cheese).

However, celery is needed in this recipe for some added crunchy texture.

Celery is a free cleansing veggie for all cycles of the 17 Day Diet
Celery is a great added texture to many salads

And then you have your other must-have ingredients such as your favorite hot sauce and mozzarella cheese. YUM!

This Buffalo Chicken Salad with Yogurt is a perfect mid-week lunch or you could serve it as dinner, especially during the warmer months when you don’t feel like heating up the kitchen.

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt - modified for the 17 Day Diet

Photo courtesy of Judy H. Judy is a member of my private FB group and she’s always using Sunburst tomatoes for garnish in her photos! Thanks, Judy! Looks delish!

Suggestions for Cycles 1, 2 and 3 of the 17 Day Diet:

Cycles 1 and 2 – Serve Buffalo Chicken Salad over a bed of greens.

Cycle 3 – Serve Buffalo Chicken Salad over a 1/2 whole grain bagel, a whole wheat tortilla pocket or whole wheat tortilla.

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Buffalo Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt - modified for the 17 Day Diet

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt - modified for the 17 Day Diet

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt

Yield: 4 Cups of Chicken Salad
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

When you're looking for something simple to make with a ton of flavor, this Buffalo Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt is going to hit the spot!


  • 5 oz non-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup Franks Red Hot Wings Buffalo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, minced
  • 1/2 cup (2 oz) low-fat mozzarella cheese


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together yogurt, buffalo sauce, garlic powder, and black pepper.
  2. Stir in cooked chicken, celery, cilantro, and low-fat mozzarella cheese.
  3. Refrigerate until serving or up to 5 days in the fridge.

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8 thoughts on “Buffalo Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt (modified for the 17 Day Diet)”

  1. This was VERY good! I actually made the whole thing in my magic bullet. I like a less chunky chicken salad so it was perfect for me. And less messy to make.
    Had to stop myself from sitting down and eating the whole thing with a spoon! :)

    • Joanne, you’re technically right. For some reason, I always think of cilantro as all-cycle friendly, and I’m not sure why it’s only allowed on Cycle 3. I’d personally eat it on any cycle.

    • You can always use dried herbs instead of fresh. You’ll need to adjust your amount as dried are more potent than fresh. Generally speaking, for every 1 tablespoon of fresh, you’d use 1 teaspoon of dried.


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