Thursday, June 24, 2010

BBQ Chicken Salad

Every now and again, I stumble upon an idea for  a summer dinner that works beautifully.  It has to have these things:  a veggie, a protein, a yummy sauce, and make enough for six people.  If it's easy to fix, that's a bonus!  My new favorite: BBQ Chicken Salad.  So easy, and everyone loved it:
I bought pre-seasoned chicken quarters and threw them into the oven while we went to the pool.  (Hey - I can multi-task with the best of them!) When they had cooled, I shredded them and added 1 bag salad, 1/4 of a sliced red onion, a chopped avocado, some tiny red tomatoes, and some grated cheddar cheese.  As an afterthought, I added a can of black beans, rinsed and drained.
You could use a rotisserie chicken, too.  But baking it yourself is cheaper!  
The dressing is the special ingredient!  I mixed 1/4 cup honey BBQ sauce with 1 C. ranch dressing
and let everyone drizzle their own on their salad.
This was enough for two adults and two hungry kids....It was gone moments after I took this picture.
And it was de-lish-us.
When you come across a recipe everyone will eat,
it's a keeper!



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6 comments:

Marie said...

This does sound delicious.
My favorite food right now...salads!
Any kind. Thanks for sharing.

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

Salads are so nice for summer evenings, and yours looks and sounds delicious. No wonder it disappeared quickly!

Jaycie said...

I love black beans! Great after thought!

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Kimberly said...

Mmmm the chicken salad sounds good and made me hungry! You should stop by and participate in my "Weekend Recipe Blog Hop", as I see that you post recipes quite often. I am trying to get the blog hop more popular... could use your help if you have the time!
All the best,
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Jerri said...

Great looking salad!

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