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Buffalo Chicken Egg Salad

This Buffalo Chicken Egg Salad has just six ingredients yet is incredibly flavorful. A great meal for keto eaters, too!

Transform your ordinary egg salad into a Buffalo-style delight with this irresistible recipe. With bold flavors and creamy textures, Buffalo Chicken Egg Salad is a fusion of classic comfort and zesty spice.

Buffalo Chicken Egg Salad

Tender chunks of chicken mingle with chopped hard-boiled eggs, crunchy celery, and tangy blue cheese, all bound together with a kick of Buffalo-style hot sauce and creamy mayonnaise. Whether served atop crispy greens or savored with crackers, this dish elevates your lunchtime routine with a zingy twist. Get ready to indulge in a dish that’s sure to become a favorite in your recipe rotation.

Why You’ll Love Buffalo Chicken Egg Salad

  • Fiery Flavor Fusion: Buffalo Chicken Egg Salad has the perfect balance of creamy richness and bold tang with every bite.
  • Protein-Packed: This is a satisfying meal option that is keto friendly, packed with tender chicken chunks and eggs for heartiness and protein.
  • Textural Harmony: Delight in the contrasting textures of creamy eggs, crunchy celery, and crumbled blue cheese for a mouthwatering experience.
  • Versatile Delight: Whether as a salad topper or served as a sandwich or with crackers, this dish is a versatile addition to any mealtime repertoire.

Buffalo Chicken Egg Salad Ingredients Notes

  • Hard Boiled Eggs: Cook the eggs until the yolks and whites are firm, then allow them to cool before chopping and adding to the salad.
  • Canned Chunk Chicken: Use chicken that has been canned in water rather than oil. There are also a variety of pouches available. Alternatively, you can use leftover shredded rotisserie chicken.
  • Mayonnaise: This creamy condiment adds richness and moisture to the salad. You can swap regular for any style mayo including avocado mayo, Miracle Whip, etc.
  • Buffalo Style Hot Sauce: A tangy and spicy sauce typically made with cayenne pepper, vinegar, and other seasonings, to add a distinctive heat and flavor. Use Frank’s Red Hot or whatever your favorite brand is!
  • Chopped Celery: Use fresh stalks that are crisp, not soft and bendable. Just wash, trim, and chop into small pieces for crunchy texture.
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles: Blue cheese offers a pungent and tangy flavor profile to complement the other ingredients in the salad and balance out the heat from the hot sauce.

Refer to the recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients with measurements.

How To Make Buffalo Chicken Egg Salad

How To Make Buffalo Egg Chicken Salad

Buffalo Chicken Egg Salad is an easy one to make! Simply add everything to a bowl and stir gently to combine the ingredients. Let it rest in the refrigerator for about an hour to allow the flavors to develop, then serve on top of your favorite salad greens or eat as is.

Variations, Substitutions, & Cooking Tips

Add Onions and Peppers! – Add diced bell peppers, red onion or green onions, or even jalapeno for extra crunch and flavor.

Add Avocado – Mix in chopped avocado for creaminess and a hint of sweetness in your buffalo chicken egg salad.

Chicken Swap – Substitute shredded rotisserie chicken or canned tuna. You can even try chopped leftover turkey or ham!

Bacon – Incorporate cooked, crumbled bacon for an added smoky flavor.

Lighten up – Use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise for a lighter version of the salad.

Sauce Swap – Replace Buffalo sauce with your favorite hot sauce or barbecue sauce for a different flavor profile.

Cheese Choices – Swap blue cheese for feta cheese or shredded cheddar for a milder taste.

Perfectly Cooked Eggs – Place eggs in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, then cover, remove from heat, and let sit for 10-12 minutes before cooling in ice water.

Drain the Chicken! – Be sure to remove excess moisture and prevent the salad from becoming watery.

Heat Level – Adjust the amount of hot sauce to suit your preference for spiciness.

Serving Suggestions – Serve Buffalo Chicken Egg Salad on a bed of lettuce, in a sandwich, or as a dip with crackers for versatile serving options.

How To Make Buffalo Chicken Egg Salad

Buffalo Chicken Egg Salad

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Buffalo Chicken Egg Salad has just six ingredients yet is incredibly flavorful. A great meal for keto eaters, too!


  • 6 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 5-ounce can of chunk chicken in water
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 T Buffalo-style hot sauce (more as desired)
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve. (Tip: allow to chill for at least an hour before serving to allow the flavors to develop. It gets even better the longer it sits!)
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 304Saturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 318mgSodium: 840mgCarbohydrates: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 18g

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