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.

In fact, this Buffalo Chicken Salad is so easy to make, that I featured it on my 7-Day Salad Diet Challenge as it can be made in no time for an easy lunch recipe during the week!

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.

Cycle 3 – Serve this recipe using my 90 Second Keto Bread

Other Salad Recipes You Might Enjoy:

Low Carb Sandwich Recipe 

If you want to use this Buffalo Chicken Salad and serve as a sandwich, consider using my low carb 90 Second Keto Bread recipe. 

It uses almond flour as the base for a low carb and healthy fat alternative to a traditional higher carb sandwich bread.

My 90 Second Keto Bread recipe is written for the Keto Diet, but is easily customized to be compliant for both the 17 Day Diet and the 17 Day Kickstart Diet (I have adjustments available in the recipe).

Allow your 90 Second Keto Bread to cool before removing it from the glass baking dish and before you slice it in half
This is my 90 Second Keto Bread Recipe that may be used with this particular recipe for a low carb sandwich (best when toasted!)


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

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt - modified for the 17 Day Diet
Yield: 4 Cups of Chicken Salad

Buffalo Chicken Salad with Greek Yogurt

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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10 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.

    • Cheryl, I don’t keep nutritional info on my blog, but if you find this on Yummly, they’ll have it (or you can input the recipe in any fitness app that calculates it for you).


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