Hey party people! I’m happy to share one of my favorite meals with you today. BBQ Chicken Salad has been a staple in the dinner rotation at my house for a few years. It’s quick, easy, inexpensive, delicious, and healthy. What more could you want in a recipe?!
I like to make this on busy nights because it honestly takes 30 minutes to throw together with very little effort. It’s also a great way to use leftover chicken you might have, and then the prep time is cut down to ten minutes! Score. Here’s the recipe (the best thing about this is that you can totally modify it to your own tastes.)
- Salad Base:
- 1 Head or Package Romaine Lettuce Chopped
- 1-3 Chicken Breasts Marinated in BBQ Sauce & Diced or Shredded
- 1 Cup Ranch Dressing
- 1/3 Cup BBQ Sauce
- 1 Avocado Diced
- 1/2 Can Black Beans
- 1/2 Can Sweet Corn
- 1 Diced Roma Tomato
- 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese
- Handful of French Fried Onions
Cover chicken breasts in BBQ Sauce and bake until cooked through. The timing on this depends on the size of your chicken but for me it's 25 minutes at 375. If you're using pre-cooked chicken, chop it up, cover in BBQ sauce and let it chill in the fridge while you prepare everything else.
Mix ranch dressing and bbq sauce in a bowl or mason jar, place in fridge until it's time to eat.
Dice up your lettuce, tomato, and avocado. Drain and rinse corn and beans. Grate Mozzarella.
Layer all the veggies on top of the lettuce. Add chicken when it's ready. Top with french fried onions, cheese and BBQ ranch dressing. Enjoy!
This recipe will make two or three big adult-sized servings of salad.
So there you have it folks. And isn’t it pretty? I like to make this when we have friends over sometimes too, because it doesn’t break the bank to feed a group with it! I actually got it from my dear friend Courtney a few years ago, so she is to thank for this favorite dinner of mine. I hope you love it too!