Barbecue Chicken Salad Recipe

Barbecue chicken may vary depending on where you are in the world, but it’s still universally loved. It’s often partnered with pasta or fries. But today we’re making it a little bit healthier with this Barbecue Chicken Salad Recipe. Have you tried it before? If not, now is the time to have a new addition to your go-to recipes. Like many of our other salad recipes, this is easy to make.

In this barbecue chicken salad recipe, we included some popular salad ingredients, but you can personalize your mixture as you please. Just don’t forget the chicken and barbecue sauce, since it is a barbecue chicken salad after all. The fresh and crisp lettuce leaves complement the smokey and tender chicken barbeque. This recipe is perfect to bring to a barbecue party. That way, you can have a healthy and refreshing dish that has a balanced helping of protein and fiber. 

If you want a salad dressing that tastes tangy and a little bit spicy, we have a Warm Chicken Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette Recipe that you should try. Both recipes are great options for those who want to eat healthy but don’t want to sacrifice flavor! Now start grilling up a healthier and tastier diet now with this barbecue chicken salad recipe!

How To Make Barbecue Chicken Salad

Your favorite barbecue chicken salad with crisp lettuces, served with a creamy, smoky ranch and barbeque dip in an easy recipe.

  • 2 chicken breast halves (boneless and skinless, roughly 12 oz in total)
  • 1 cup red leaf lettuce (rinsed and torn)
  • 1 cup green leaf lettuce (rinsed and torn)
  • 3 oz tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 cup cilantro (chopped, roughly 2 ½ oz)
  • 1 can whole kernel corn (15.25 oz, drained )
  • 1 can black beans (15 oz, drained)
  • 1 can fried onions or shallots (2.8 oz, preferably French)
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • ½ cup barbeque sauce
  • salt & ground black pepper (to taste)
  1. Preheat the grill for high heat. Lightly grease the grill grate.
  2. Season your chicken evenly with salt & pepper. Place it on the grill, and cook for 6 minutes per side, or until juices run clear. Remove from heat, cool, and slice.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, tomato, cilantro, corn, and black beans. Top with the grilled chicken slices and fried onions.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the Ranch dressing and barbeque sauce. Serve on the side as a dipping sauce, or toss with the salad to coat.

How To Make Barbecue Chicken Salad

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Your favorite barbecue chicken salad with crisp lettuces, served with a creamy, smoky ranch and barbeque dip in an easy recipe.

Preparation: 12 mins
Cooking: 10 mins
Total: 22 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast halves boneless and skinless, roughly 12 oz in total
  • 1 cup red leaf lettuce rinsed and torn
  • 1 cup green leaf lettuce rinsed and torn
  • 3 oz tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup cilantro chopped, roughly 2 ½ oz
  • 1 can whole kernel corn 15.25 oz, drained
  • 1 can black beans 15 oz, drained
  • 1 can fried onions or shallots 2.8 oz, preferably French
  • ½ cup ranch dressing
  • ½ cup barbeque sauce
  • salt & ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill for high heat. Lightly grease the grill grate.
  2. Season your chicken evenly with salt & pepper. Place it on the grill, and cook for 6 minutes per side, or until juices run clear. Remove from heat, cool, and slice.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, tomato, cilantro, corn, and black beans. Top with the grilled chicken slices and fried onions.
  4. In a small bowl, mix the Ranch dressing and barbeque sauce. Serve on the side as a dipping sauce, or toss with the salad to coat.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 47mg
  • Calories: 676kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 59g
  • Cholesterol: 46mg
  • Fat: 39g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 711mg
  • Protein: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 12g
  • Sodium: 1231mg
  • Sugar: 13g
  • Vitamin A: 1735IU
  • Vitamin C: 8mg
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Commonly Asked Questions

Is chicken salad good for you?

Chicken salad in general is a nutritious food but it still depends on the ingredients and amount you put in it. In this barbecue chicken salad recipe, we made sure to incorporate the right amount of vegetables which are a good source of vitamins and minerals. The chicken gives lean protein which is good for our bones, muscles, and tissue.

Can I lose weight eating salads every day?

Losing weight has many factors. Diet food is just one of them. If your goal is to lose weight, then eating leafy green salads is a good start. However, losing weight requires more than just planning your meals, and it varies depending on your goal and your body type.

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Conclusion

This barbecue chicken salad recipe bursts with different flavors that explode in your mouth, exciting your taste buds with every bite. If you want some excitement in your salad, this is the perfect recipe for you. You can add more veggies if you want. You may also omit some from this recipe. It really depends on you but we recommend following this recipe to fully enjoy its surprisingly delicious taste at its best.

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