My FAVORITE salad ever!


BBQ chicken salad

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.
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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
  • 1 tomatillo
  • 1-2 limes
  • Salad or spinach


1. Put 3 chicken breast in crock pot with 1/4 in water. I pour about a 1/2 a bottle of bbq sauce over it. 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. Then grab a can of corn and black beans and begin to warm in a small bowl. I put a spoonful of salsa over my beans and just salt on the corn.


3. Next comes the pico (I left out the jalapenos). Dice the tomatatoes, onion, cilantro and combine in a small bowl. Add some fresh lime juice and salt and pepper to taste.

4. For my dressing I either use a ranch packet or use the pre-made ranch I add in about 1/2 cup cilantro, 1-2 tomatillos and 1/2 lime juiced. If you like spicy you can add in a jalapeno.

4. Then layer it all up and drizzle with dressing.

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Mmmm I think this needs to be on the menu this week!
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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14 comments on “My FAVORITE salad ever!”

  1. 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. Emily {Frilly Details} Reply

    That looks very tasty!! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Sounds delicious! I need to try it!

  4. yummm I'm going to have to try this one out

  5. That looks so yummy!

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

  7. I've never used crockpot meat for a salad. This is a good idea, especially for warm weather.

  8. This looks so refreshing and easy! I'm always looking for new salad ideas.

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  10. Tiff @ Making The World Cuter Reply

    I for sure could finish this up! So yum!

  11. 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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  12. Emily {Frilly Details} Reply

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

  13. This looks amazing and I love that you can load up on the proteins to turn this into a full meal. Too often I eat a salad and am hungry a couple of hours later. I hope you don’t mind that I spotlighted your recipe (linkback and full credit to the source of course!) in my list of best summer recipes.

    The Best Summer Salads

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

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