BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad Recipe

Are you looking for the ultimate summer meal? This BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad is not only packed with protein, but it is also loaded with good for you ingredients that create a must have summer salad. On those days when it is too hot to fire up the oven, this dish will save the day while keeping the house cool. Talk about a winner winner chicken with dinner recipe!

BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad Recipe

Easy Chicken Salad To Prepare

As the temperatures start to warm up, I try to keep my kitchen efforts at a minimum, but with growing kids in the house, I can‚Äôt skip cooking every night. So, I like to keep a few precooked chicken breasts or a rotisserie chicken from the deli in the fridge, to make delicious dinners like this one even easier. No matter how hot it gets, or how busy the day might be, a great meal is only a few steps away. 

Salad Recipe With Wholesome Ingredients

This recipe is fantastic because it is packed with good for you ingredients like avocado, cucumber, onion, black beans, lettuce and chicken. But, it is versatile; you can mix up the ingredients to make this salad work for your taste preferences. Also, use whatever flavor and style of BBQ sauce your family prefers.

BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad Perfect For Picnic or Potluck

Make this for dinner with the family on the deck or double the ingredients for a potluck or picnic. Everyone is sure to love this salad. If you are prepping this in advance to serve later, I recommend adding the dressing right before serving to keep things fresh.

What to Serve The Salad With

You could pair this meal with a crusty bread, cheesy garlic loaf bread, or a nice red wine that is low in tannins like a Zinfandel or Primitivo.

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BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad Recipe

For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 hearts of Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, skinned and cubed
  • 1 cucumber cut in quarters
  • 1 basket of baby tomatoes cut in half
  • 1 can of corn, drained
  • 1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1 bottle of Ranch dressing
  • 1 Kraft Original BBQ sauce (use 1+ TBSP for the dressing)
BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

The BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad is so easy to make! This is how you do it:

Directions

Toss the chopped romaine in a large bowl. Add the chicken cubes.(Set aside some of the chicken to put on top of the lettuce/chicken combination. Position the lettuce/ chicken in the middle of the serving plate.

On of the four corners of the plate put the corn, black beans, cut baby tomatoes, and quartered cucumber. Add the remaining chicken on the top of the lettuce, and top with the chopped green onions.

Pour the bottle of ranch dressing into a bowl.Begin by adding 1 TBSP of the BBQ sauce and stir until well blended. Taste to ensure flavour. If necessary add more BBQ sauce to the dressing and stir well.

Position the sliced avocado on top of the salad. Pour the salad dressing on top of the entire salad. Drizzle with the remaining BBQ sauce.

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BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad Recipe
BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad Recipe

BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

Lyne
This BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad is easy to make and very high in protein. It's a perfect meal to bring to a picnic or a family gathering.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 6 people
Calories 873 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl

Ingredients
  

Salad

  • 2 hearts of Romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 rotisserie chicken skinned and cubed- about 4 cups
  • 1 cucumber cut in quarters
  • 16 baby tomatoes cut in half basket full
  • 1 can can of corn drained
  • 1 can can of black beans drained and rinsed
  • 10 green onions chopped
  • 1 avocado peeled and sliced

Dressing

  • 1 bottle Ranch dressing
  • 1 tbsp Kraft Original BBQ sauce use 1+ TBSP for the dressing

Instructions
 

  • Toss the chopped romaine in a large bowl. Add the chicken cubes.(Set aside some of the chicken to put on top of the lettuce/chicken combination.
  • Position the lettuce/ chicken in the middle of the serving plate.
  • On of the four corners of the plate put the corn, black beans, cut baby tomatoes, and quartered cucumber.
  • Add the remaining chicken on the top of the lettuce, and top with the chopped green onions.
  • Pour the bottle of ranch dressing into a bowl. Begin by adding 1 TBSP of the BBQ sauce and stir until well blended. Taste to ensure flavor. If necessary add more BBQ sauce to the dressing and stir well.
  • Position the sliced avocado on top of the salad.
  • Pour the salad dressing on top of the entire salad.
  • Drizzle with the remaining BBQ sauce

Nutrition

Calories: 873kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 52gFat: 60gSaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 177mgSodium: 1453mgPotassium: 760mgFiber: 9gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1538IUVitamin C: 26mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 3mg
Keyword BBQ chicken, BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad, chicken salad, high protein salad, ranch salad, salad
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Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. This is a great salad except the avocado because I can’t stand them but I’ve never thought of mixing Ranch dressing and BBQ sauce.

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