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Barbecue Ranch Chicken Salad


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: Serves 4-6 1x

Description

Barbecue ranch chicken salad is the most flavorful salad you’ll ever eat, complete with a smoky and sweet dressing, grilled chicken, avocado, tomato, corn, romaine, and a whole lot of other vibrant veggies.


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Ingredients

For the barbecue ranch dressing:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • 23 hearts romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup frozen or canned corn, thawed or drained
  • 1 cup fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 14.5-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 12 cups grilled chicken, sliced thin
  • Additional barbecue sauce for serving

Instructions

  1. For the dressing, simply add all of the ingredients to a medium bowl, and whisk until smooth.
  2. For the salad, just add all of the veggies and beans to a large bowl, and toss to combine. Add the chicken on top. Lightly dress and toss right before serving.
  3. Serve with additional dressing and barbecue sauce to fit individual tastes.

Notes

  • To quickly thaw frozen corn, just rinse it in a sieve under warm water until it is thawed, about 30 seconds.
  • I used original-style Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce and loved the level of sweet it had. Plus, it was on sale.
  • The leftover dressing is amazing as fry sauce and on about anything else you can think to put it on.
  • Category: salad