Chicken BBQ Ranch Salad

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This salad is something of an addiction for me. The chicken is seasoned spicy with chipotle powder and the crunchy romaine, corn, bell pepper, tortilla chips, creamy avocado, black beans, pepper jack cheese, fresh chives and Pickled Red Onions all compliment it perfectly.

The dressing however, is the best part. If you’ve never tried adding BBQ sauce to your salad dressing, now is the time! And the ranch seasoning is the cherry on the sundae.

If you like this salad, you will love my Southwest Shrimp Salad with Creamy Salsa Dressing or my Best Cowboy Caviar Salad or my Mexican Street Corn Salad.

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chicken bbq ranch salad

Chicken BBQ Ranch Salad

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients 

Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (Greek yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup BBQ sauce
  • 2 tbs Greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 2 tbs milk
  • 2 tsp Ranch seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste

Chicken:

  • 1.5 lbs chicken breasts
  • salt, chipotle powder, garlic powder & onion powder to taste
  • 1 tbs olive oil

Salad:

  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 14 oz black beans, drained + rinsed
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 4 oz shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 cup smashed tortilla chips
  • Pickled Red Onions
  • 1/3 cup fresh chives, chopped

Instructions

Dressing:

  • In a large salad bowl, whisk together the salad dressing ingredients. Taste and adjust the flavors to your palate.

Chicken:

  • Season your breasts front and back with salt, chipotle powder, garlic powder and onion powder to taste. Heat 1 tbs olive oil in a pan or on your grill and cook the meat until reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Let the pieces rest for 5 minutes and then dice em up.
  • Toss everything in the bowl with your salad dressing and toss to coat.

Nutrition

Calories: 975kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 1169mg | Potassium: 2269mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 28777IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 419mg | Iron: 7mg