BBQ Chicken Salad | This fresh and crisp bbq chicken salad is packed with veggies, tender grilled chicken, and topped with bbq sauce and a green chile ranch dressing! | http://thechunkychef.com
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Grilled BBQ Chicken Salad

This fresh and crisp bbq chicken salad is packed with veggies, tender grilled chicken, and topped with bbq sauce and a green chile ranch dressing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Chunky Chef

Ingredients

  • FOR THE GREEN CHILE RANCH DRESSING:
  • 8 oz your favorite bottled ranch dressing 1 cup
  • 1/4 cup Stubb's green chile sauce can substitute with 1 small can of diced green chiles
  • FOR THE CHICKEN:
  • 2 chicken breasts trimmed of excess fat
  • 1/2 cup Stubb's Original BBQ sauce or your favorite
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • FOR THE SALAD:
  • 3 cups romaine lettuce hearts cleaned and chopped (about 6 )
  • 2 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (cut off the cob canned or defrosted frozen corn)
  • 1/2 cup black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1/4 cup shelled edamame
  • 3/4 cup colby cheese shredded
  • handful of tortilla strips
  • 1/4 cup Stubb's Original BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup green chile ranch dressing

Instructions

  • GREEN CHILE RANCH DRESSING:
  • Add ranch dressing and green chile sauce to a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and combined.
  • Place in airtight container and place in refrigerator until ready to use.
  • BBQ CHICKEN:
  • Rub chicken breasts with paprika, onion powder and salt and pepper.
  • Grill over MED heat for about 5 minutes on each side, until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
  • The last minute of grilling, baste liberally with bbq sauce.
  • Let chicken rest for 5 minutes, then dice into bite-sized pieces.
  • SALAD:
  • Assemble salad by placing romaine lettuce in a large serving bowl. Top lettuce with grilled chicken, roma tomatoes, corn kernels, black beans, red onion, shelled edamame, shredded cheese, and tortilla strips.
  • Drizzle salad with both bbq sauce and prepared green chile ranch dressing and toss to combine.