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BBQ Chicken Salad Recipe

This easy BBQ Chicken Salad has a tangy barbecue ranch dressing and is packed with healthy, flavorful toppings.  It’s perfect for lunch or dinner and is a great way to eat healthy while satisfying your craving for barbecue.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 534kcal
Author: The Carefree Kitchen


  • 3 large Chicken Breasts grilled or baked, then diced or sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic minced
  • 1 cup Corn frozen or fresh
  • 1 teaspoon Lime Juice
  • 2 heads Romaine Lettuce torn or chopped
  • 1 large Tomato diced
  • 1 large Bell Pepper sliced
  • 1 6-oz can Black Olives sliced
  • 2 cups Pepper Jack Cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Bacon Bits
  • 1 15-oz can Black Beans
  • 1 large Avocado sliced
  • 2 cups Tortilla Strips

BBQ Ranch Dressing

  • 1 cup Ranch Dressing
  • ¼ cup Barbecue Sauce your favorite brand


  • In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium high heat, then add the minced garlic and cook until the garlic is golden brown, or about 4 minutes. 
  • Add the corn and stir together until warm. Remove from heat, add the lime juice to the corn, mix and set aside.
  • Place romaine lettuce in a large serving platter or large bowl, then arrange your chicken, cooked corn, tomatoes, bell peppers, cheese, bacon bits, black beans, avocado and tortilla strips over the top. Drizzle with BBQ Ranch Dressing, and enjoy!

BBQ Ranch Dressing

  • Mix together the ranch dressing and barbecue sauce, adjusting with a little more or less of either to your own taste.
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.


Calories: 534kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 1168mg | Potassium: 405mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 1.9mg