Sriracha Ranch Chicken Salad

I just finished eating this Sriracha Ranch Chicken Salad for the third time in a week, and I can’t wait to have it again!

This easy chicken salad is a little spicy, a little tangy, and a lot delicious!

I hear Summer has arrived in some parts of the country. I just found out that we’re going to Texas for a weekend in June, and I’m afraid. I’m such a wimp about the heat! Even though I grew up (sweltering) in Mississippi, I’ve been in temperate San Francisco for over 15 years now. Now if I feel the least bit warm, I am looking for the nearest air-conditioned building.

This easy chicken salad is a little spicy, a little tangy, and a lot delicious!

After complaining about being hot over the past few months while many of you were snowed in, now you guys are getting Summer, and we’re freezing! Of course we’re not getting snow or anything, but we’ve been having blustery winds and weather in the 50s lately. Even though the temperatures don’t feel warm, I’m still thinking about warm-weather recipes like this Ranch Chicken Salad. This recipe is super easy and perfect for days when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen.

This easy chicken salad is a little spicy, a little tangy, and a lot delicious!

You might be asking yourself what could be a more boring topic to talk about than the weather, but this chicken salad will pep you up for sure. It has that tangy Ranch flavor you love with a hint of spice from the Sriracha. If you happen to have cooked chicken on hand, you could make the chicken salad wraps you see here in about five minutes. Even if you have to cook chicken just for this recipe, dinner will be on the table in under 30 minutes, which is hard to beat!

This easy chicken salad is a little spicy, a little tangy, and a lot delicious!

Pair this chicken salad with fries and fruit, and get ready for a family telling you what an amazing cook you are. Whether you serve it over salad greens, in a wrap, or on a bun, this sriracha ranch chicken salad is sure to be a hit!

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This easy chicken salad is a little spicy, a little tangy, and a lot delicious!

Sriracha Ranch Chicken Salad

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  1. (If you have cooked chicken on hand, skip this step.) Lightly sprinkle chicken breasts with Cajun seasoning. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F (I do this in my toaster oven) or cook on both sides in a hot skillet until cooked through. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. Shred or dice cooked chicken into small bite-sized pieces.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, Ranch dressing, and sriracha. Stir in chicken and green onions. Squeeze quartered tomatoes to leave most of the seeds and juice behind, and stir tomatoes into salad.
  4. Serve over salad greens, on buns, or wrapped in tortillas.

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Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.

11 comments

Cate | Chez CateyLou
9 years ago

We always eat a ton of chicken salad in the summers – I can’t wait to try your recipe. This sounds delicious – can’t go wrong with sriracha!

Patricia @ Grab a Plate
9 years ago

I’m with you – after living away from “home” for so long, it can be hard to go back to those old climates! Love the creamy-spicy factor in this chicken salad! Delicious!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

I’ve only been back to Mississippi in the summer a couple times since we moved away, and I can hardly stand it! Thank you so much, Patricia :)

Joanie @ ZagLeft
9 years ago

June in Texas can be hot but I’m sure you’ll enjoy your time here. This chicken salad looks like the perfect dish to enjoy on a warm day.

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Where are you, Joanie? Dallas by chance? If so, maybe we could grab a drink while I’m there!

Nora @ Savory Nothings
9 years ago

Yum, such amazing flavors going on here! And that ready in under 30 minutes part? My personal food love language :)

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks, Nora! That’s my favorite phrase too :)

Sara
9 years ago

I have a confession to make – I will eat ANYTHING that involves ranch! It started when I was pregnant with my youngest and now she loves ranch too – coincidence ;)? Can’t wait to try this

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

That’s funny, Sara! I was crazy about cherries during my second pregnancy, and that love has hung around. I can’t tell if my son loves cherries because we just don’t get them that often. I should test out that theory this summer when we can actually get cherries in season! Thank you :)

Stacey @ Bake.eat.Repeat.
9 years ago

I love the sriracha ranch combo, that would be such a great sandwich!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks so much, Stacey!

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