BBQ Chicken Salad {best salad ever!}

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BBQ chicken salad recipe-my absolute favorite salad! This is a hearty chopped salad tossed with fresh greens, BBQ chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes, peppers, avocado, tortilla strips and a cilantro lime dressing.

BBQ chicken salad

Okay friends…I think I have finally perfected my BBQ chicken salad recipe. This is my family’s ALL time favorite salad recipe. We could eat it every.single.day. It’s so easy to put together and tastes GREAT as leftovers too. Sometimes I’ll make a large batch of BBQ chicken and then freeze half of it. Then the next time I’m craving this salad…all I have to do is pull the shredded chicken out of the freezer and let it thaw. You can also make the black bean salsa the day before. This is the perfect meal for summer nights. It’s a must try!

BBQ Chicken Salad {best salad ever!}

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce (
  • 1 recipe black bean salsa http://www.iheartnaptime.net/black-bean-salsa/
  • 5 cups lettuce/ spinach
  • 1 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1 juiced lime
  • 1 small tomatillo
  • tortilla strips

Directions:

1. Place chicken breast in crock pot over low heat. Pour BBQ sauce over the chicken. If I have onions on hand, I will put a few slices on top of the chicken. Cook chicken for 6 hours or until it shreds easily. Can also cook on high for 3-4 hours. Shred chicken and remove any fat.
2. For the dressing: Combine ranch dressing, cilantro, lime and tomatillo in a blender. If you like it spicy, you could throw half a jalapeno in there. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
3. Place desired amount of lettuce on your plate. Then add a few spoonfuls of chicken and black bean salsa. Pour on dressing and top with tortilla strips.

If you want to make this salad without the black bean salad, add your favorite toppings such as tomatoes, avocado, black beans, corn, red bell peppers, cheese, etc.

BBQ chicken salad recipe-my absolute favorite salad! This is a hearty chopped salad tossed with fresh greens, BBQ chicken, black beans, corn, tomatoes, peppers, avocado, tortilla strips and a cilantro lime dressing.

Enjoy!

A few of my other favorite salads:

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