January 14, 2010

Southwestern BBQ Chicken Salad

Recipe from Sister's Cafe

2 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 cup BBQ sauce

1/2 head Romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 head Iceberg lettuce, chopped
1 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped
4 Roma tomatoes, diced
2 Haas avocados, diced

shredded cheese, Mexican blend or cheddar
crispy tortilla strips

Stir shredded chicken in with the BBQ sauce until well coated. Of course you can use less or more sauce, it's up to you! I like quite a bit since I love the smoky flavor of BBQ sauce in a salad. Toss together the lettuce, cilantro, corn, beans, and chopped veggies. Top with shredded chicken, cheese and crispy tortilla strips. Drizzle ranch or cilantro lime dressing over salad and enjoy!

*to make crispy tortilla strips simply slice about 10 corn tortillas in narrow strips and place on cookie sheet. Spray with vegetable oil cooking spray and sprinkle generously with salt. Place under the broiler and let bake until crispy and brown around the edges. 

My variations: I did not have corn tortillas so I made my tortilla strips with flour tortillas.  Still really good.


the Headley fam said...

I just made this last night, and wow, it was sooooo good! I used a combination of the Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce, and Rudy's Bar.BQ Sause. www.rudys.com (it is one my parents brought back from Texas) It was some of the best tasting BBQ chicken I have had! Thanks for the yummy recipe. I also did fresh flour tortillas cut into strips, and that was great!

the Headley fam said...

Oh, and I bought a Chipotle Cheddar salad dressing and it was yummy, too. Just lightly drizzled over.

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