Buffalo Chicken Macaroni Salad

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UGH, what a morning. I’ll spare you all the gory details but let’s just say I fainted for the first time ever and was crying in my bed. So, that’s why this post is 15353535 hours late. But don’t worry! I’m totally fine now. I’m just taking it easy on the couch. And you know I couldn’t possibly go a weekend without sharing this buffalo chicken macaroni salad recipe. Because buffalo chicken is LEGIT.

Buffalo chicken macaroni salad

I just love buffalo sauce. I would drink it if the thought alone didn’t send me into convulsions and give me ulcers in my belly. I just don’t understand how a sauce can be SO good. However, it’s usually paired with less than healthy things like wings and blue cheese so I don’t enjoy it as much as I’d like. Well, that was until I made this salad. Now I’m going to make it every day and turn into a bright orange macaroni noodle before you know it.

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You’re going to love me because this salad is SO low fat. There is less than 5 grams of fat PER 1/2 cup. I know, you want to kiss me. Which, after the morning I’ve had, I totally would appreciate. This allows all of the buffalo chicken lovers out there to enjoy their favorite without giving up their skinny jeans or their non-flowy tops.

Light buffalo chicken salad

Besides making the best weeknight meal ever, wouldn’t this salad be PERF for the Super Bowl? No need for high fat wings when you have this by your side! Just don’t put it near you or you’ll end up eating the whole bowl which will make you have to make another bowl for your husband who you promised a buffalo chicken salad for. NOT like that happened with me, duh. Of course not. I know moderation here folks.

For the AMAZING recipe for this buffalo chicken macaroni salad, CHECK IT OUT here on SHE KNOWS!

Nutritional information per serving (about 1/2 cup):

Calories: 236.25
Fat: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 24.75 grams
Fiber: 6 grams
Protein: 20 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 5

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  1. Posted by domesticfits on
    Friday, January 18th, 2013
    HUGS! Hope all is well soon, and have a glass of wine and eat something that has been buffaloed. P.S. I want to stuff my face with this macaroni salad.
    • Posted by claire on
      Friday, January 18th, 2013
      Thank you loveyyyy!
  2. Posted by Ashley on
    Friday, January 18th, 2013
    I don't like hearing about all this fainting and crying, missy! Sending you so much love your way! Feel better... And um, make some of this when I visit puh-lease?! Xx
    • Posted by claire on
      Friday, January 18th, 2013
      YES!!!
  3. Posted by a farmer in the dell on
    Friday, January 18th, 2013
    Oh man!! I have fainted before too and it is SO scary. Feel better. This macaroni salad looks like the perfect medicine! yum
    • Posted by claire on
      Friday, January 18th, 2013
      It is :( I hated it. But thank you!
  4. Posted by Rachel @ Baked by Rachel on
    Friday, January 18th, 2013
    This is so the new pasta salad of the summer - yes?! And I hope you're doing better now!
  5. Friday, January 18th, 2013
    You know I'm dying for this right now!
  6. Posted by Rachael {Simply Fresh Cooking} on
    Friday, January 18th, 2013
    You poor thing!!! Fainting sucks. Glad you're okay.

    Question - Did you drink a gallon of buffalo sauce just before fainting? If so, you may have a problem. ;)
  7. Posted by Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. on
    Friday, January 18th, 2013
    Gosh, I'm glad you're okay!! How scary! Looks like we both had buffalo chicken on the mind today!
  8. Posted by justonecookbook on
    Friday, January 18th, 2013
    I have never fainted before and you make me worried! Hope everything is okay with you? It's weekend at least and I hope you will have some rest and things are going back to normal next week. Baffalo chicken macaloni salad. Hmmm, definitely addicting flavor. Take good care Claire!
  9. Posted by PB and Peppers on
    Saturday, January 19th, 2013
    Awesome salad! Right up my ally!!!
  10. Posted by FitMissy on
    Saturday, January 19th, 2013
    This salad looks amazing!
  11. Posted by Savory Simple on
    Saturday, January 19th, 2013
    Ack, I hope you feel better :(
  12. Posted by Tutti Dolci on
    Saturday, January 19th, 2013
    Hope you're feeling better! Love how skinny this salad is - perfect for the super bowl, I think!
  13. Posted by a farmer in the dell on
    Sunday, January 20th, 2013
    I am heading over to check out the recipe now. However, I feel safe saying I LOVE YOU before checking out the recipe. This looks awesome!
  14. Posted by Stephanie Wise on
    Monday, January 21st, 2013
    Eek! Feel better, girly! (Also this buffalo chicken salad looks SO GOOD.)
  15. Posted by Dinnersdishesdessert on
    Monday, January 21st, 2013
    Hope you are feeling better!! Love this salad. A big giant bowl and me with a fork is all I need!
  16. Posted by amy donovan on
    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
    This looks fantastic! Hope you're feeling lots better by now, which I'm sure you are. =) And awesome coincidence, I have the exact same bowls. Anthropologie? =)
  17. Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013
    Hope you're feeling better! Buffalo chicken is the best. . .love the idea of it in a macaroni salad!