If spring ever does decides to come and stay, I will be sooo happy. I don’t mind the rain, after all, I live in the desert and we could really use it. I’m just tired of gray skies and cool temps.
It was another cold night at baseball games and I’m getting a little tired of it. I just want warmth and sunshine, is that asking too much? I don’t think so. At least the rainy weather is a good excuse to stay in and bake.
Enough about the weather, let’s talk salad. BBQ chicken salad. This is probably one of my very favorite salads ever. It’s a complete no brainer to throw together and is so versatile, you can add whatever you like. Because I’m all about simplifying, I like to use a rotisserie chicken . . .yay for rotisserie chickens (love them!).
What makes this salad so fabulous is the dressing.
BBQ SAUCE + RANCH DRESSING = A KILLER SALAD DRESSING .
I used to mix them together (equal parts of each), but again, it’s all about simplifying, so I just drizzle a little bit of both on top. Rather than mixing the whole thing up in a bowl, I just let my boys grab a plate and make their own, that way everyone gets what they like and they can put on as much salad dressing as they want.
I could eat this every day for lunch. . .love, love, love this salad.
- Shredded rotisserie chicken
- Mixed greens (I like to use romaine, green and red leaf)
- Corn (canned or frozen-thawed of course)
- Black Beans
- Diced tomatoes
- Shredded monterey jack cheese
- Tortilla strips
- BBQ sauce (Sweet Baby Rays is our favorite)
- Ranch Dressing (preferably homemade)
Place lettuce on a plate and top with chicken corn, bean, tomatoes, shredded cheese and tortilla strips. Drizzle with equal parts BBQ sauce and ranch dressing.
This is such a no brainer recipe, that I didn't list any specific amounts of ingredients. Use as little or as much of the ingredients to suit your tastes. When I'm not worried about keeping it quick and simple, I have grilled chicken breasts basted with BBQ sauce and then cut into pieces. Either way you choose, this salad is so scrumptious!