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bbq chicken salad in a bowl

BBQ Chicken Salad

Delicious, fresh, and healthy. Your new favorite salad.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American, BBQ, Jewish, Kosher
Keyword: Fresh, Healthy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 436kcal


  • Skillet
  • Large bowl


  • 2 chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • seasoned salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 heads lettuce
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 container grape tomatoes halved
  • ½ English cucumber cubed
  • ¼ onion thinly sliced and cut into moons
  • 1 can corn rinsed and drained
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup bbq sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 container crispy fried onions to sprinkle


To make grilled chicken:

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium-high. While pan heats sprinkle seasoned salt on both sides of chicken.
  • Carefully put chicken in skillet and allow to cook undisturbed for 6 minutes. Cover loosely with a piece of foil or a lid.
  • Flip chicken and cook uncovered for remaining 6 minutes then remove from heat and set aside.
  • Once cooled cut chicken into slices or cubes.

To make salad:

  • In a very large bowl combine chopped lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocadoes, onions, corn, and beans.
  • Add cut up chicken
  • Just before serving add dressing and toss.
  • Sprinkle with crispy fried onions as a topping.
  • Serve Immediately.

To make dressing:

  • In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise and bbq sauce
  • Stir in garlic powder.
  • Add hot water to bring to runny consistency.


Chicken can be made up to 1 day in advance
Dressing can be made up to 2-3 days in advance
Salad vegetables can be prepared up to a few hours in advance


Calories: 436kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 870mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1146IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg