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My Chopped Buffalo Chicken Skewer Salad just might become your new summer dinner staple. Spicy, saucy buffalo chicken grilled up on skewers and tossed together with fresh greens, grilled corn, avocado, cheddar cheese cubes, and crispy bacon. Be generous with the creamy jalapeño ranch dressing, it’s extra delicious on top of this spicy-sweet honey buffalo chicken. A perfectly balanced summer dinner salad everyone will love.

Chopped Buffalo Chicken Skewer Salad |

I always think of buffalo chicken in the fall. It feels very much like a game day recipe to enjoy during the fall football season. But buffalo chicken is such a favorite that I thought, why not serve it up in the summer too? 

I started thinking about a buffalo chicken salad and thought it sounded so yummy! I wanted it to be on the lighter side, so I knew grilling up the chicken on skewers was the way to go. Super fun for summer and we get to skip that tedious breading and frying process. Gotta love that! 

Here are the details 

Step 1: make the honey buffalo sauce

I always make my own buffalo sauce, which is just hot sauce, melted butter, and seasoned salt. Mix up your own or use store-bought buffalo sauce. Then mix with a few drizzles of honey. 

The honey makes this buffalo sauce so special. It adds the slightest bit of sweetness to balance out all the spice!

Step 2: season the chicken, skewer, and grill

I like to cube the chicken, then season it with seasoned salt and black pepper. Now is when I toss the chicken with a bit of the honey buffalo sauce. 

Once the chicken is on the skewers, grill each skewer until lightly charred and cooked through. 

Step 3: the dressing

This is a creamy jalapeño ranch with yogurt, mayo, and lots of pickled jalapeños.  I blend everything up in a blender until creamy. 

You can taste and then adjust the salt and pepper from here. The dressing is obviously key, it adds not only creaminess but flavor.

Step 4: toss the salad

In a big bowl, toss together everything for the salad with the dressing. Then, when the chicken is ready, I place one 0r two skewers onto each salad. Add extra dressing and extra honey buffalo sauce. So delish.

Once everything comes together – the greens, avocado, bacon, cheese, dressing, and chicken, it becomes a big beautiful summer salad. 

Every bite is special, and the skewers make it even more fun…exactly how all of our salads should be! 

Looking for other dinner recipes? Here are a few ideas:

Chipotle Pineapple Bang Bang Chicken Skewers

Hawaiian Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Pineapple Salsa

Summer Chicken Salad with Hot Bacon Dressing

Pesto Chicken and Avocado Bacon Salad Wraps

Greek Olive Pasta Salad

BBQ Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad

Lastly, if you make this Chopped Buffalo Chicken Skewer Salad, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Chopped Honey Buffalo Chicken Skewer Salad

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 443 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.





  • 1. In a bowl, mix the buffalo sauce and honey.
    2. Toss together the olive oil, chicken, seasoned salt, and a pinch of pepper. Add 1/4 cup honey buffalo sauce, toss to coat. Thread the chicken onto the skewers.
    3. Set your grill, grill pan, or skillet to medium-high heat. Grill the skewers until lightly charred and cooked through, turning them occasionally throughout cooking, about 10 to 12 minutes total. 
    4. Meanwhile, make the dressing. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper.
    5. Toss the greens, cilantro, tomatoes, corn, and peperoncini with 1/2 the dressing. Arrange the chicken, cheese, bacon, and avocado on top. Serve with additional dressing and honey buffalo sauce. Enjoy!
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  1. 5 stars
    We made this for dinner tonight and everything was delicious! My family asked me to make it again. We always love all of your recipes.

    1. Hi Tammeria,
      Amazing!! Thanks so much for making this recipe, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! Thanks for your comment! xx

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing!!! It’s absolutely delicious! The only thing I noticed is the next day my dressing was way more liquidity than when I made it which was creamy? And how long is the dressing good for? Thank you!!!

    1. Hey Jules,
      So glad to hear this! Thanks for making this salad and your comment! Next time let the dressing come to room temp, that should help! It’s good for 2 weeks in the fridge. Have a great Thursday! xT

  3. 5 stars
    This is so delish! I mixed some of the buffalo sauce with the dressing to elevate the flavors, and it was perfect! I also didn’t have time for the Green Egg to be ready…SO, I threw the chicken into the air fryer for 9-10 mins; and steamed and cut the corn off the cob…baked it at 425 for about 20 minutes, and everything came out just perfect. I really love your food ideas!

  4. 5 stars
    Great summer lunch or dinner salad. Love the fresh summer flavors and kick of honey buffalo and the cool and spicy dressing.

  5. The. Dressing. – so delicious.
    I omitted the pickled jalapeños because my husband doesn’t like a lot of heat but I did add Trader Joe’s Crispy Jalapeños on top for crunch. We loved the honey Buffalo sauce. I used chicken thighs (personal preference). We will definitely have this again!

    1. 5 stars
      This was delicious and definitely packed a punch. The pickled jalapeños really gave the dressing some heat and was scrumptious- even the teens devoured it. I was even told this was the best salad I’ve ever made and was requested to make it two days later!!

  6. Can’t wait to try this recipe! Tomorrow is the big night! 🙂
    Any chance you have the estimated nutritional information split into protein, carbohydrates and fats?

  7. 5 stars
    Delish as always! I made all the toppings and then just dished out 2 single servings of lettuce and assembled from there so we can eat it again fresh tomorrow. I used blue cheese for dinner tonight and I’m going to try the cheddar cubes for tomorrow. Spicy with a subtle bit of sweet from the honey. Good and fresh! Thank you 🙂

  8. 5 stars
    This recipe is GREAT! I made it once as directed (without blue cheese) and since then have made a variation on it almost daily with the lettuce from my garden. The dressing in general is a huge winner for many summer recipes. I’ll admit that sometimes your recipes have a slightly too long list of ingredients for me (makes the flavors great but it’s hard to have to go to the store every single time), so I appreciated that this was something I could easily make without having to buy too many new things.

    1. Hey Clare,
      Happy Sunday!! Thank you so much for trying this recipe and your comment, I love to hear that it was a winner! xx

  9. 3 stars
    Okay but easy to make and quick! Maybe I overdid the salt because it was missing something sweet to pull it together and the blue cheese wasn’t even needed 🙂 I’ll it together and I def wouldn’t combine everything unless we ate it all at once otherwise it’ll get soggy

    1. Hi Mariana,
      Thanks so much for trying this salad and sharing your feedback! Sorry to hear it wasn’t a fave, please let me know if there is anything that I can help with! xx

  10. 5 stars
    I made this for a friend and I for dinner recently, and we both loved it soo much! She even told her mom all about to tell her she needed to try it when she returns from vacation! So simple, yet so much yummy flavor! Thx!

    1. Hi Kari,
      Happy Monday!! I am thrilled to hear that this dish turned out well for you, thanks for trying it and your comment!🌼🌸 xx

  11. 5 stars
    Everything about this recipe is a hit! My husband and I loved the dressing and the honey buffalo sauce. Definitely going to be in the rotation this summer. Thanks Teighan!!

    1. Hi Tonya,
      Love to hear this!! Thanks so much for making this salad and your feedback! Have a great day! xT