BBQ Chicken Salad

BBQ Chicken Salad

It's the last week of summer vacation for my kiddos. It has been a great summer, spent many weekends with family and friends, attended weddings, and visited Spain. Now I am looking forward to early mornings, elementary homework, and school activities and some alone time.

I have been wanting to do this bbq chicken salad ever since spring. My husband and I visited a lovely family this passed spring, and the host made this salad. At first, I wasn't sure how ranch and bbq could come together in one bowl, but after I tried it, it was pretty tasty, and I have been wanting to make it ever since.  

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 bone-less skin-less chicken breast
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce
  • 7 cherry tomatoes
  • 8oz can corn
  • 8oz can black beans (no salt)
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1/4 cup Monterey jack cheese
  • 2 Tablespoon ranch
  • 1 Tablespoon bbq sauce

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet over medium high-heat, heat up 1/2 Tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil.
  2. Season 1 chicken breast with a pinch of salt and pepper on each side. Add to skillet and cook through, 4 minutes each side. Set a side to cool.
  3. Place chopped romaine lettuce in a bowl, top with sliced cherry tomatoes, diced 1/4 red onion. 
  4. Drain corn and black beans and add to salad. 
  5. Dice chicken breast into bite size pieces and also add to salad. Pour 2 Tablespoons ranch and 1 Tablespoon bbq sauce on top of salad and lightly toss to combine everything together. Great 1/4 cup Monterey jack cheese.