BBQ Chicken Salad

It's Monday...how about a really easy dinner to start off the week?  
It doesn't take a whole lot of prep and it comes together in 30 minutes - I promise.  
So if it's Monday morning and you want to make this, hurry and pull out 2-3 chicken breasts 
from the freezer.  If it's Monday afternoon, start microwaving those frozen chicken breasts :)

Barbecue Chicken Salad
2-3 chicken breasts
1/4 cup diced onions
2 T. olive oil
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
 1/4 cup barbeque sauce
1 can of black beans
1 roma tomato
romaine lettuce
a bunch of cilantro
Ranch dressing
tortilla chips
(*you can also add olives, mushrooms, corn, etc.)

Heat oil in a large pan on medium heat. Throw in diced onions. Saute onions for 4-5 minutes. 

Cut chicken breasts into bite size chunks.  Throw in with already sauteed onions.
  Cook on medium heat until thoroughly cooked. 

(while the chicken is cooking, this is when you get everything else ready - rinse black beans and corn.  Dice tomatoes and any other ingredients.  Shred cheese.  Wash and cut lettuce.  Set it all out along with dressing and chips - ready to make your salad when the chicken is done.)

Turn heat to low.  Add *barbeque sauce and let chicken simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat when chicken is glazed with barbeque sauce.
*I'm cheap - I love the Kraft Honey BBQ sauce.  You choose your flavor.

It's time to make your salad! 
1. Fill the plate with chopped romaine lettuce.
2. Pile on beans, corn, tomatoes, and any other yummy ingredients you want.
3. Put a heaping scoop of barbeque chicken on.
4. Sprinkle cheese on. (I like my cheese to melt!)
5. Top of crumbled tortilla chips and cilantro
6. AND cover in Ranch dressing.

ENJOY!  Like I said...30 minutes.  You can do it...go!

 *My kids eat everything separate.  And I usually make a cheese quesadilla for them :)


  1. I remeber eating this at your place when we came to visit. I came home and made it myself right after, and we loved it. I'm glad I have the formal recipie now ;)

  2. I know you don't update is blog anymore, and haven't for a while, but I'm so glad you started it, for just a little while!! I love this recipe, as well as the cashew chicken and Acapulco chicken recipes. If you get the random hankering to post new recipes, I will likely, literally, cheer!!! Miss your posts!!!!