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Buffalo Chicken Salad in Blue Cheese Gougeres
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins

Chunky chicken salad spiked with spicy hot sauce, crisp celery, and tangy blue cheese, and stuffed into puffy blue cheese choux pastry puffs. These gougeres filled with buffalo chicken salad make the perfect party food!

Course: Appetizer, Salad, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blue cheese gougeres, buffalo chicken salad
Servings: 12
Calories: 313 kcal
For the Buffalo Chicken Salad:
  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 3 ribs of celery, coarsely chopped
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (I used Crystal brand)
  • 4 ounces blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (juice of one lemon)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (zest of one lemon)
For the Gougeres:
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 4 ounces blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 eggs (large)
Make the Buffalo Chicken Salad:
  1. Poach the chicken breasts in simmering salted water for about 15 minutes, or until cooked through. Shred or chop the chicken into small pieces.
  2. Place the chicken in a large bowl with all the remaining chicken salad ingredients, and toss well to coat.
Make the Gougeres:
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place the water, butter, cheese, and salt in a saucepan. Heat over medium-high, until the butter is completely melted and the mixture is simmering.

  3. Add in the flour all at once, and continue to cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes, or until a film begins to form on the bottom of the pot.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl, and beat on medium speed.
  5. Drop in the eggs, one at a time. Allow each egg to become fully incorporated, before adding the next (about 30 seconds to a minute).
  6. Pipe or spoon the dough into 2-inch diameter mounds, onto parchment-lined baking sheets, allowing about 3 inches in between each puff.

  7. Bake for approximately 30 minutes, or until puffed, golden brown, hollow, dry, and light.
  8. Cool the gougeres completely and fill with Buffalo Chicken Salad.
Recipe Notes

For more info on how to make the puffs, click here: Simply Perfect Pate a Choux.

Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Salad in Blue Cheese Gougeres
Amount Per Serving
Calories 313 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 158mg53%
Sodium 825mg36%
Potassium 348mg10%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 642IU13%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 124mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.