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I’m sure many of you have tried a BBQ chicken salad at some point…but I have to say this is one of my favorite salads ever!! It’s definitely a close tie with Costa Vida’s sweet pork salad.
BBQ Chicken Salad


  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 bottle bbq sauce
  • lettuce
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 can corn
  • tomatoes
  • onion
  • cilantro
  • tortilla strips
  • ranch packet
  • tomatillo
  • lime


  1. 1. Put 3 chicken breast in crock pot with 1/4 in water. I probably pour about a 1/2 a bottle of bbq sauce over it. Just keep pouring... If I have onions I will put a few slices on top to give it a little more flavor. After it has cooked about 4 hours on high, I take the chicken out and shred it.
  2. 2. Then grab a can of corn and black beans and begin to warm. I put a spoonful of salsa over my beans and just salt on the corn.
  3. 3. Next comes the pico (I left out the jalapenos).
  4. 4. For my dressing I either use a ranch packet or use the pre-made stuff-depending on how lazy I am. I add in desired amount of cilantro, 1-2 tomatillos and 1/2 lime juiced. If you like spicy you can add in a jalapeno.
  5. 4. Then layer it all up.
Mmmm I think this needs to be on the menu this week!
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14 Responses to “My FAVORITE salad ever!”

  1. Allison Shops

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday! The salad looks yummy. I also hope you'll find time to drop by AtticMag to tour my home.

  2. Rachel

    That looks yummy, I think I might have to try this one for dinner… ;) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Holly

    Salad looks yummy…We eat salad at least once a day…hubby would love this one. I apparently cannot leave you r blog…so I will follow you!

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  4. Emily {Frilly Details}

    Guess what I'm making for dinner?! This!!! The chicken is in the crockpot right now. Can't wait to eat! :)

  5. Cheryl

    This salad looks so good! It would be great with the pepita dressing from El Torito!