Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BBQ Chicken Salad

Time to get your green on - as in salad!   I've made a vow to myself to get more greens in our diet by finding some tasty salads.  Today I'm sharing this BBQ Chicken Salad that is full of fresh veggies and a tangy BBQ sauce.

BBQ Chicken Salad | Cooking on the Front Burner

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I know I have a bit to wait but I'm really looking forward to the farmer's market this spring.  I love getting my market bag, walking up and down the aisles to get what's in season.  One of the first things will be lettuce - I'm not a huge fan of iceberg - it's ok on a BLT but for my eating salad I prefer lighter greens.  This salad has baby mixed greens - it was delicious and went well with the other ingredients.

BBQ Chicken Salad

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: NA
Serves 2

    Salad fixings
    • 1 small bag of spring greens
    • 1/2 cup chopped yellow pepper
    • 8 cherry tomatoes cut in half
    • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained well
    • 1/2 cup frozen corn thawed
    • 1 cup diced cooked chicken
    • 1/2 avocado sliced into 6 pieces lengthwise
    • 1/3 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
    • 1/2 cup light ranch dressing
    • 1/2 cup your favorite BBQ sauce
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
    1. Place the spring greens onto 2 plates
    2. Divide the salad fixings between the 2 plates
    3. For the dressing - combine the ranch dressing, bbq sauce, pepper and honey in a small bowl then drizzle over the salad.
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    If you look closely you will see avocado - after X numbers of year of my life (not saying how many) I have decided that I like avocado!  Not sure what took me so long and I love guacamole now.  I just bought one of those mortar and pestle things that after I finish seasoning it, I will be making my own guac.  If you have a recipe, please leave me a link!

    Ok, got off track about the salad....

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    Home BBQ Salad Dressing | Cooking on the Front Burner #saladdressing #BBQdressing

    Since I've been making quite a few salads, here's a one stop shop for getting more greens into your life!

    Have a great day!!


    1. Love all of the combinations you've got going on in this salad!!

    2. So, Deb.... this looks AMAZING! And a BBQ Ranch dressing?? Genius! YUM! :)

    3. Yummy Deb--I have a similar one I an going to post soon. Had to do a springy berry pie today!

    4. I can't wait for my local farmer's market either, which is 2 weeks away! I love eating big salads like this packed with so much flavor and goodness that I don't need anything else for dinner. That dressing sounds beyond good!

    5. Deb, BBQ Chicken salad is my favorite! I love the baby greens (and avocado, obviously). PS: I adore your swirly spoon in the background--lovely!

    6. This is just my kind of salad! Looks so good. Pinned!

    7. We're eating a lot more salads now too. I'll for sure be coming back to check out all your other recipes. As for guac we just mash it up and mix it with some of our favorite salsa. Simple, but good. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

    8. What a great looking salad - love salads with avocado and the bbq ranch dressing sounds fantastic!

    9. Thanks so much for sharing your fantastic BBQ Chicken Salad with us at Full Plate Thursday. This says Spring is Here!
      Have a great week and come back soon.
      Miz Helen

    10. I just made this for today's SRC reveal & it was awesome!! Thank you so much!

    11. We are trying to eat more salads now that summer is here so we will add this to the list! it looks great!

    12. This is my kind of salad, Deb! Easy and delicious!


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