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Gluten Free Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

Gluten Free Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad


Lisa @ onceamonthmeals.com



  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil #1
  • 0.5 cups celery, diced
  • 0.75 cups carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1.33 cups chicken breast, cooked & diced
  • 0.75 cups cabbage, shredded
  • 0.33 cups green onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt


  • 0.33 cups olive oil #2
  • 0.5 cups hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 0.5 Tablespoons lemon juice


In a large skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil #1. Add celery and carrots, and saute for 5 minutes. Add garlic and continue to saute for an additional minute. Remove from heat and place in large mixing bowl. Add quinoa, chicken, cabbage, green onions and seasoned salt, stirring to combine. In a separate small bowl, combine olive oil #2, hot sauce, seasoned salt and lemon juice. Pour dressing over salad, stirring until dressing is evenly mixed with salad.

Freezing Directions:

Prepare as directed above. Place in quart freezer bags, label and freeze. TO SERVE: Thaw. Serve and enjoy at room temperature.

Servings: 4

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

10 Responses to “Gluten Free Dairy Free Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad”

  1. Ummidris says:

    I left off the meat, but truly enjoyed this recipe. Thanks for sharing

  2. Lori R says:

    I think the October crock pot spicy chicken would work good with this

  3. Brette says:

    By “hot sauce,” do you mean salsa or Tabasco? That seems like a lot of Tabasco type hot sauce in the dressing.

  4. Sarah says:

    Just discovered this site, very eager to try this but I’m a novice cook and have to accommodate a very fussy eater who will not eat spicy food. Suggested substitute for hot sauce?

    • Lisa says:

      Sarah- I am not a big fan of spicy food either – and I typically just omit the hot sauce in recipes, letting the family members who do enjoy a little spice add it on after serving.

      • Sarah says:

        Thanks Lisa – so just to clarify, you would omit the dressing altogether or just make it without the hot sauce?

        • Katie says:

          I wouldn’t omit the dressing altogether but you might want to add a little extra liquid if you omit the hot sauce. You could try BBQ sauce, ranch dressing, or even an italian dressing.

  5. Sarah says:

    Thanks Katie :)

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