Bulking Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad | 3-Day Bulking Meal Prep

Looking to spice up your bulking meal prep? Then up your game with this bulk-friendly and easy-to-make buffalo chicken meal prep recipe. Trust us – buffalo sauce makes everything better.

It’s super-important to up your carbohydrate intake while you’re bulking, so make sure you make plenty of pasta when you’re making this recipe. Not bulking? No problem! Reduce the amount of pasta to around 3 cups.

Ingredients For Buffalo Bulking Meal Prep

Makes: 3 meals

For the pasta:

  • 5 cups (dry weight) whole wheat pasta (cooked)
  • 3 breasts cooked chicken
  • 2 stalks celery
  • Handful cherry tomatoes
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 2 tbsp. reduced-fat ranch dressing
  • Large handful mixed leaves

For the buffalo sauce:

  • 175ml hot sauce
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 tbsp. reduced-fat butter or margarine
  • Pinch salt


1. Place a saucepan over a medium heat and add hot sauce and garlic powder. Cook for 2 minutes, then add butter and salt and cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.

2. Chop celery, tomatoes and pepper into bite-size pieces, and then shred the chicken using two forks. Place into a large mixing bowl with the cooked pasta.

3. Pour over buffalo sauce and toss it through the pasta salad. Divide amongst 3 meal-prep containers and drizzle a little ranch dressing over each, and serve with a handful of mixed leaves or your favorite side salad. Refrigerate for up to 3 days and enjoy hot or cold.

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Bulking Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad | 3-Day Bulking Meal Prep

Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 634kcal 135 Calories from Fat
% Daily Value *
Total Fat15g23%
Total Carbohydrates81g27%

Jennifer Blow

Jennifer Blow

Writer and expert

Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research. Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living. Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here: In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.

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