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Amazing Barbecue Chicken Salad is hearty and flavorful. Chicken, fresh vegetables with a tangy BBQ vinaigrette dressing!

Barbecue Chicken Salad in a bowl with a black and white kitchen towel

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I love to eat salad but I get tired of the same ingredients each and every time. That’s why this Amazing Barbecue Chicken Salad has quickly become a favorite at my house.

 

The creaminess of the ranch dressing goes perfectly with the tanginess of the BBQ Vinaigrette.  

 

All of these ingredients come together to make the perfect salad when you are craving the tastes of summer!

 

Pair this with some Sweet Moist Corn Bread and you’ll definitely have a winning combination!

 

Ingredients 

 

Salad

 

  • 1 Head Romaine Lettuce
  • 2 Cups Chicken, cooked then shredded or diced
  • 1 Can Corn, drained
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 8 ounces Pepper Jack Cheese, cubed
  • 1 Avocado, cubed
  • Tortilla Strips, for topping
  • 2 Tablespoons Ranch Dressing, to drizzle if desired

 

BBQ Vinaigrette

 

  • 3 Tablespoons Canola or Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup BBQ Sauce, your favorite
  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic, minced

 

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How to Make Barbecue Chicken Salad

 

  • In a medium bowl, mix together the corn, black beans and diced red pepper.

 

Chopped Romaine lettuce with a kitchen knife to make Barbecue Chicken Salad

 

  • Now it’s time to make the BBQ Vinaigrette. Whisk the canola oil, BBQ sauce, balsamic vinegar and garlic together.

 

A block of Pepper Jack Cheese being diced to make Barbecue Chicken Salad

 

  • Prepare the rest of salad ingredients by chopping the lettuce, cutting the pepper jack cheese into cubes and cubing the avocado.

 

An avocado cut in half and diced to make Barbecue Chicken Salad

 

  • Place your chopped lettuce in a bowl with the vinaigrette and toss it to coat.

 

  • Divide the lettuce among four bowls or plates for serving.  

 

  • Top the lettuce with the corn, black bean and red pepper mixture, cubed pepper jack cheese, avocado and chicken.

 

  • Sprinkle with tortilla strips and drizzle with Ranch Dressing. Serve this Amazing Barbecue Chicken Salad to your friends and family!

 

BBQ Vinaigrette being poured over romaine lettuce to make Barbecue Chicken Salad

 

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Barbecue Chicken Salad

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Passive Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 34 minutes

Amazing Barbecue Chicken Salad is a hearty and flavorful salad. Chicken, vegetables and a tangy barbecue vinaigrette dressing!

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 Head Romaine Lettuce, washed and chopped
  • 2 Cups Chicken Breasts, cooked, then shredded or diced
  • 1 Can Corn, drained
  • 1 Can Black Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 8 Ounces Pepper Jack Cheese, cubed
  • 1 Avocado, cubed
  • Tortilla Strips, for topping
  • 2 Tablespoons Ranch Dressing, to drizzle if desired

BBQ Vinaigrette

  • 3 Tablespoon Canola or Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Barbecue Sauce, your favorite
  • 2 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic, minced

Instructions

Salad

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the corn, black beans and diced red pepper.
  2. Chop the lettuce, cut the pepper jack cheese into cubes, and dice the avocado.

BBQ Vinaigrette

  1. Whisk or blend all of the ingredients in a blender to combine.

Salad Assembly

  1. Place the lettuce in a large bowl with a lid. Pour in the BBQ Vinaigrette and toss with the lettuce. Divide the lettuce among 4 bowls or plates.
  2. Top the lettuce with the chicken, the corn, black bean and red pepper mixture, pepper jack cheese, avocado, and tortilla strips.
  3. Drizzle with a ranch if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 496Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 693mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 10gSugar: 10gProtein: 31g

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4 Comments on Amazing Barbecue Chicken Salad

  1. This is seriously making me hungry haha…always love finding new salad recipes to incorporate more greens into my day! Thanks for sharing this! 🙂

  2. The instructions are easy to follow and the salad looks yumm! Gonna print out the recipe now.

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