Amazing Barbecue Chicken Salad is a hearty and flavorful salad. Creamy ranch marinated chicken, veggies and 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 for Amazing Barbecue Chicken Salad

Salad

-Romaine Lettuce

-Shredded or Diced Chicken

-Black Beans

-Corn

-Red Bell Pepper, diced

-Pepper Jack Cheese, cubed

-Avocado, cubed

-Ranch Dressing

-Tortilla Strips

BBQ Vinaigrette

-Canola Oil or Vegetable Oil

-BBQ Sauce

-Balsamic Vinaigrette

-Garlic, minced

Helpful Kitchen Tools

-Whisk

-Cutting Board

-Kitchen Knives

How to Make Amazing 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 its time to make the BBQ Vinaigrette.  Whisk the canola oil, BBQ sauce, balsamic vinegar and garlic together. Prepare the rest of salad ingredients by chopping the lettuce, cutting the pepper jack cheese into cubes and cubing the avocado.

A block of Pepper Jack Cheese being diced to make Barbecue Chicken Salad
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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Fiesta Ranch Chicken Salad with BBQ Vinaigrette
Amazing Barbecue Chicken Salad is a hearty and flavorful salad. Creamy ranch marinated chicken, veggies and a tangy BBQ vinaigrette dressing!
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Passive Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Salads
Ingredients
Salad
BBQ Vinaigrette
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Passive Time 30 Minutes
Servings
Salads
Ingredients
Salad
BBQ Vinaigrette
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.
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