Buffalo Chicken Cobb Salad with Buffalo Deviled Eggs

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Buffalo Chicken Cobb Salad with Buffalo Deviled Eggs is an addicting mix of spicy, bold, and zesty flavors.

I’ve had the idea of Buffalo Chicken Cobb Salad with Buffalo Deviled Eggs floating around my head since early last week. As a fellow buffalo sauce connoisseur, you may identify with the fact this is a very long time to be craving that one of a kind tangy-hot spice without any relief.

It all started with my Mom’s famous Buffalo Chicken Dip, which she had bubbling in a crock pot as an appetizer for our New Year’s lunch last Tuesday. The dip is lusciously thick and decadent, but as I shoveled near Triscuit-buckling amounts of it into my mouth, I figured there had to be a better way to continue this buffalo sauce love fest. My Mom’s Buffalo Chicken Dip is one of the best appetizers out there, but healthy, it is, um, NOT.

A few days later I stumbled upon Robyn’s Deviled Egg Chef Salad, and my vision came full circle. I’d pile a mixture of buffalo chicken-friendly ingrediens like celery, feta cheese, and avocado onto salad greens, then satisfy my craving for creamy buffalo chicken dip with mouthwatering Buffalo Deviled Eggs on top. Then I’d throw crumbled bacon on top to really stick it to ‘em! The salad, that is!

Redonk, people!!! I could pop those Buffalo Deviled Eggs like Pringles. What’s even better is that they only contain 3 ingredients. The rest of the salad is a festival of bold, fresh flavors with that signature, buffalo sauce-spice mingling throughout. I did not want this salad to end!

Start with those Buffalo Deviled Eggs. Now, in my opinion, Deviled Eggs are just kind of meh. I don’t love them, I don’t hate them – I guess I’m just indifferent. These Buffalo Deviled Eggs are packed with flavor though. I can’t wait to take a big platter of ‘em to a party sometime!

First add 4 eggs to a saucepan filled with cold water then bring to a boil and place a lid on top. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for exactly 18 minutes.

After 18 minutes, place the eggs into a bowl of ice water, or under cold running water until they’re nice and cool.

Once cool, gently smash (oxymoron?) the eggs onto a hard surface and continue rolling until the shell is cracked across the circumference of the egg. After that it should be easy to slip the shell right off.

Cut the hardboiled eggs in quarters then pop the yolks into a bowl and combine with 1-1/2 Tablespoons ranch or bleu cheese dressing, and 1 Tablespoon buffalo sauce. Scoop the mixture into a ziplock bag, snip off the corner, and then pipe into the centers of the egg white quarters. Buffalo Deviled Eggs = done!

Next turn your attention to some chicken breasts. Can’t have a Buffalo Chicken Cobb Salad without ‘em! Brush 2 chicken breasts with extra virgin olive oil then season liberally with garlic salt and pepper. Saute or grill until cooked through then let the chicken rest on a cutting board for 5 minute before chopping into bite-sized pieces.

Combine the cooked chicken with 3-4 Tablespoons buffalo sauce then stir to coat. I am drooling simply at the sight of that sauce!

Salad assembly time! Place 2 cups romaine lettuce onto a plate then layer on celery, tomatoes, the buffalo chicken, chopped avocado, and crumbled feta cheese, Cobb Salad-style. Nestle 4 Buffalo Deviled Egg quarters on top, then give the whole thing a mesmerizing sprinkle of cooked and crumbled bacon (do NOT skip that part!) Serve with the dressing of your choice. I used a mixture of light ranch and buffalo sauce.

Buffalo Chicken Cobb Salad with Buffalo Deviled Eggs

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Serves 4

Inspired by Add a Pinch

Ingredients:
8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
2 chicken breasts, pounded thin
extra virgin olive oil
garlic salt
pepper
3-4 Tablespoons buffalo sauce
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
1 avocado, chopped
1/2 cup feta cheese
4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled

For the Buffalo Deviled Eggs:
4 eggs
1-1/2 Tablespoons Ranch or Bleu Cheese Dressing
1 Tablespoon buffalo sauce

Directions: 

  1. For the Buffalo Deviled Eggs: Place eggs in a saucepan filled with cold water. Bring to a boil then place lid on top and turn heat down to low. Simmer for 18 minutes then remove to a bowl and run under cold water until cool. Once cool, peel eggs then slice in half. Transfer yolks to a small bowl then stir in dressing and buffalo sauce until smooth. Cut egg white halves in half again to create quarters. Transfer egg yolk mixture to a ziplock bag, snip off the corner, then pipe onto egg white quarters. Set finished eggs aside.
  2. Brush chicken breasts with olive oil then season liberally with garlic salt and pepper. Saute or grill until cooked through then let rest for 5 minutes before chopping into bite-sized pieces. Toss with 3-4 Tablespoons buffalo sauce then set aside.
  3. Divide lettuce amongst 4 plates then layer on celery, tomatoes, buffalo chicken, avocado, and feta cheese. Add Buffalo Deviled Eggs on top then sprinkle with bacon.

Just as yummy as a plate of cream cheese-filled dip, or basket of fried bufalo wings, but much more soul-satisfying. I loved the buttery avocado with the crunchy, salty bacon and buffalo sauce. That is one combo that is just out of this world.

I’m obsessed with the spicy, tangy Buffalo Deviled Eggs, too. I liked cutting them into quarters because it seems like you’re getting more versus just cutting the eggs in half. I am a fan of tricking my brain in ways such as this.

Hope you’ll give this bold, filling and fresh salad a try!

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Comments

  1. So glad you loved the deviled egg on the salad. Isn’t it amazing?

  2. Ok you’ve got me drooling over here.. I love a good Cobb salad and this is right up my alley! Totally a bleu cheese fan though, that’s the only change I would make ;)

  3. Amy M 01.07.2013

    I love the idea of this salad but I don’t like buffalo sauce — I’m pretty sure it would be delicious with a barbecue sauce substitute!

  4. Sonya 01.07.2013

    That needs to get in my mouth right. now. Love love love buffalo sauce!

  5. Ooh-wee! I love me a good cobb salad :)

  6. Eve P 01.07.2013

    Must make this soon. I became obsessed with anything “buffalo” flavored when I was pregnant with my first son 7 years ago.

  7. Jason Bradley 01.07.2013

    Salivating now! Maybe my wife will make this for my birthday next week :)

  8. Alexandra 01.07.2013

    Love it! I actually made buffalo chicken salad for supper tonight. Feta for the boy and blue cheese for me always! I will definitely have to try those deviled eggs next time!

  9. Dana 01.07.2013

    YUMMMM! That looks amazing and I will definitely be trying soon!

  10. Tree Lindsay 01.07.2013

    This salad looks absolutely DIVINE!! I never thought of Buffalo Deviled Eggs before.. and paired with Buffalo Chicken?! Oh yes! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Colleen Maciag 01.07.2013

    Overall this looks totally yum but as a buffalonian myself, born and raised, this would be even more amazing with bleu cheese crumbles! Another amazing recipe that I can’t wait to try!! Love your recipes. Made your shrimp and asparagus Risotto tonight and my husband was sad when it was all gone and wanted more. Yum yum!!

  12. Katrina 01.07.2013

    wow! those eggs look so white they almost look like a cartoon, it’s funny!

  13. Lauren 01.07.2013

    I’ve done this before, but deviled eggs? Shut up! :) You are always one step ahead lady.

  14. Mer 01.07.2013

    You are a GENIUS. This looks AMAZING! I HAVE to make these deviled eggs.

  15. YUM! Those eggs look so addictive. What a great idea!

  16. Mike Postma 01.07.2013

    Life’s too short not to eat stinky cheese. feta with buffalo sauce? Sacre Bleu!

  17. This is such a “why didn’t I think of that?!” recipe! Love it!

  18. such a great idea, i don’t normally go for deviled eggs but adding hot sauce pretty much seals that deal with this salad, love it!

  19. Becky @ Olives n Wine 01.08.2013

    My husband is obsessed with deviled eggs! I’m like you and don’t either love or hate them. I’ll have to give this recipe a try!

  20. jesser 01.08.2013

    Just in case you don’t know, Costco sells PEELED hardboiled eggs. They are about $4 for 2 dozen. I love the things and I’ve always hated peeling them. And they’re an absolute lifesaver for making a big plate of deviled eggs!

    This looks great as always and I can easily sell my hubby on anything with Buffalo sauce. Thanks!

  21. Alisha 01.08.2013

    ohhhh em ggeee! this is the salad of my dreams! Buffalo sauce, chicken, eggs AND avocado?! Seriously.

  22. Those deviled eggs sound toooo good. And as if that wasn’t tasty looking enough to make my stomach growl, you had to toss in that photo of the buffalo sauce-coated chicken! This post has food porn written all over it :)

  23. What a delicious looking salad. I love Franks sauce, I get through it way too fast though.

  24. Lisa 01.08.2013

    I am so saving this recipe! I am new to the buffalo chicken stuff –I’d never had it until recently–and I LOVED IT. The spicy, smoky flavor is amazing.

  25. I just showed this to husband and his eyes got sooooo big! Thanks for posting!

  26. reid 01.08.2013

    Kristin,

    I made your buffalo poppers last night. This will be great for the leftover chicken. Hope you had a great holiday!

    Reid

  27. Kate 01.08.2013

    This looks delicious!! I’m going to be following your blog as I am trying to slowly work up to being able to run a mile again and eating healthy. You are a great inspiration!

  28. LisaG 01.08.2013

    Oh this looks so good! Addicted to buffalo sauce!

  29. Shawna 01.08.2013

    OMG! This is probably the best salad I have seen in years. I can’t wait to try it. :)

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  31. Katy 01.11.2013

    Made this THE day after you posted and it was amazing! My super picky, but totally in love with buffalo wings husband totally approved!

  32. Lorne Marr 01.22.2013

    What a mouthwatering dish! Would surely serve it at a party as some kind of a “transitional meal” between not very healthy, yet tasty salads and very healthy, yet not tasty(too green) salads. Thanks for inspiration. Now I feel like having some bacon. And I’ve been trying to live so healthy…

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  34. Shari 02.01.2013

    Definitely going to try this…we love anything buffalo.
    When I make deviled eggs I just toss the yolks, seasonings etc into a ziplock bag and mix it all together…just saves a step.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  35. I plan on making this tonight. Can’t wait to try the buffalo deviled eggs!

  36. Chastity 02.15.2013

    Best salad we have had a while!
    My husband LOVED it! He didn’t even complained when I drizzled the salad with bleu cheese. I LOVE pairing Buffalo
    chicken with a GOOD Bleu Cheese dressing! Thank you for posting this yummy salad! :)

  37. Ingrid 02.18.2013

    What can I use instead of the red hot wings sauce?
    We don’t have it here in Holland.
    Will sweet chili do?
    Thank you for you yummie recipes!!

  38. Randi 03.06.2013

    This looks amazing!! Can’t wait to try it. I am constantly craving buffalo wings, but I’m trying to watch what I eat so this is perfect!! Best of both worlds : ) Thanks!

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  41. Lauren 10.23.2013

    This is one of our favorite meals ever! It’s quickly become a staple in our house and I don’t think I will ever grow old of it. I just made a “fall version,” where I switched out the tomato for roasted butternut squash and it was just as good.

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