Time for another recipe!
This is one of our favorite meals.
I used to get the BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad at Cheesecake Factory every time I went. So yummy! I decided to make my own version at home:
This really is an easy and delicious meal!
The amount of the ingredients depend on how many people you are preparing it for. This recipe will be for a serving of four.
BBQ Chicken Salad
4 Chicken breasts, grilled and diced
Iceberg lettuce - 1 head, chopped
Red leaf lettuce - 1 head, chopped
2 tomatoes, diced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 package frozen corn (you could use canned corn instead)
1/2 yellow or purple onion (whatever you have on hand), diced
1 cup chopped cilantro
1-2 avocados, diced
1 cucumber, chopped
BBQ sauce (your favorite kind)
Start with the chicken. I grill mine. Make sure to season it nicely with garlic salt and pepper and any seasoning you like! While the chicken is grilling, chop your lettuce. I chop mine into bite-sized pieces, then wash it in the colander.
While the lettuce is drying, prepare your toppings. Chop the cilantro, dice the tomato, onion, avocado and cucumber. Cook/warm the corn and drain/rinse the beans.
When the chicken is done, dice it up into bite-sized pieces. Add some BBQ sauce, maybe about 1/3 cup, to the chicken and stir to coat it. If you want a little more, by all means, add a little more!
You are ready to assemble your salad!
Start with your lettuce and then add any toppings you want:
Add your chicken last.
For the dressing, I drizzle a little bit of ranch, maybe a tablespoon or two. Then, I drizzle more BBQ sauce, a good couple tablespoons. That's what makes the salad, in my opinion! That and the cilantro - don't forget the cilantro.
You have a super tasty and healthy salad!
You could even throw on some green or red peppers.
Mmmm, that would be good!