Friday, May 13, 2011

Barbecue Chicken Salad -- Blast From the Past


Do you remember this salad?  It was the rage a few years ago -- and for good reason.  It's perfect for the summer season -- delicious, and so fresh tasting.  Add this to your summer repertoire -- I don't think you will be disappointed.

Recently, the Gold'n Plump Chicken Company sent some sample packs of chicken breasts.  I had tried their ground chicken before and loved it -- so fresh tasting and no hormones added.  The chicken breasts are also delicious, tender, and don't shrink in size when you grill them.

Recipe for Barbecue Chicken Salad

4 large chicken breasts grilled with your favorite barbecue sauce
Lettuce broken in small bite-sized pieces -- I used 2 medium-sized bunches of Romaine
1 cup shredded cheese  -- I used a White Cheddar
1 can (14.5 ounce) drained corn
1 can (14.5 ounce) washed and drained black beans -- make sure you wash it
2 small tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
4-6 green onions , sliced in small pieces
Ranch Dressing
Tortilla Chips to decorate sides or to crush and put in salad -- I did both

Add lettuce, cheese, corn, beans, tomatoes, cilantro, and green onions to large serving bowl and mix ingredients.  Then add barbecued chicken.  It is best if the barbecued chicken is still warm, but not right off the grill.  Decorate with corn chips.  Garnish with a few cilantro leaves and serve with Ranch Dressing.


I wasn't compensated for this post;  I was sent complimentary packs of chicken.

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25 comments:

Barbara F. said...

This sounds delicious. I wonder if this brand of chicken is available where I live. xo,

Jacqueline said...

I am commenting from my new iPad. I think it works! This is one of our stand by recipes. It is always delicious. I love the touch of cilantro.

Pondside said...

We don't get this chicken brand, but I'm sure I can adapt - I'm motivated!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I remember quite a few restaurants had it on their menu too. I've never made it at home but one of my daughters loves it. I'll have to make it for her next time she's here. We get Gold N Plump here too.

Sourkraut said...

Oh yum! I keep wanting to incorporate a salad night into our weekly menus so fun recipes like this would help shake things up and keep my husband from complaining about having to eat veggies.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

This looks great Joni and I just bought lettuce today! Have you tried the Pioneer Woman's Homemade Ranch Dressing, it's great. So, who do you have to know to get chicken in the mail:@)

Jay said...

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Sue said...

I love this hearty kind of salad! It looks delicious, Joni! I'm so glad blogger is back! Have a great weekend! Sue:)

Jacqueline said...

Was that traumatic or what having Blogger down and then losing all of the comments! All my eternal family ones got lost!

The lighting on your salad makes it look even more inviting. I love this salad, I could eat it anytime and especially with summer coming. this might be good Sunday as I want to indulge in another naughty Paula Deen recipe for dessert!

Debbie said...

This looks really delicious. I am a big old fan of BBQ chicken so it really appeals to me.

anniebakes said...

i don't remeber this, but it sure looks good! Happy weekend! anne

BEAR's Mom said...

i'm not familiar with this
but it looks like something
i'll make over the summer :D
thanks for sharing
~victoria~

Mary said...

Hi, I just wanted to thank you for sharing your apple cookies on Masterpiece Monday, and let you know that I featured you on "My Top Ten Fav Picks" this week at Boogieboard Cottage. Have a nice weekend, Mary :O)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I think my family would like this one. My husband won't eat ranch dressing, but it would be good with other dressings too. I've never heard of this salad before, but will try it now!

Julie Harward said...

Love it..thats what we had for dinner last night! Always so good! :D

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

This looks delicious for the upcoming warm weather! Thanks for sharing! Hope you had a wonderful weekend ~ Stephanie Lynn www.bystephanielynn.com

Abby said...

This would be perfect for summer!

Cricket said...

Joni...this looks so good. I can't wait to make it!!

Holly said...

This is one of my favorite ways to eat salad-looks delish!! Love the baseball theme table scape:)

Clements Family said...

Yum...I LOVE a good salad!! This looks great!

Kari said...

I love anything barbecue! Thanks for sharing!

Larissa said...

Sounds yummy. Man I am hungry!

Amanda said...

Yum, this sounds like something I need to make! Thanks for the recipe.

Kate said...

Some dishes can never be "retired" and this is one of them! Delicious....

Nicole Feliciano said...

I order something similar to this at my fave restaurant. Now I'll try it at home. So glad I found you from the Dssigns By Gollum link. If yo get a chance, I'd love for you to swing by Momtrends and share this on our Friday Food Linky.

http://www.momtrends.com/2011/05/recipe-linky-summer-salads/

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