19 July 2009

. . . it's what's for dinner . . .

. . . make this . . .
. . . it's delicious . . .
BBQ Chicken Salad
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce - cut into 1/4" strips
  • 1 large bunch romaine lettuce - remove ribs & cut into 1/4" strips
  • 1 cup jicama - dice into 1/4" cubes
  • 1 cup frozen white corn kernals - rinse under cold water & drain
  • 1 can black beans - drain & rinse
  • 2 cups pepper jack cheese - coursely grated
  • 3 medium tomatoes - dice {grow at home or beg for some from neighbors' garden}
  • 1 or 2 avocados - dice
  • juice of 1/2 lime - drizzle over avocado
  • 1/4 cup cilantro - mince
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup Best Foods™ mayonnaise
  • 1 package Hidden Valley™ ranch dressing mix
  • 2 lbs. chicken tenders
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce {we love Sweet Baby Ray's™}

Make ranch dressing. Chill along with all ingredients except chicken.

Place chicken tenders in a Ziploc™ bag and marinate in olive oil, soy sauce, garlic and salt for 1 hour. Place tenders on broiler pan and season with fresh ground pepper. Broil 4-6 minutes per side. Watch closely. Let rest 10 minutes before dicing into 1/2" cubes, then toss with barbecue sauce.

On a large platter, layer lettuces, jicama, corn, black beans, cheese and tomatoes. Top with warm barbecued chicken and avocadoes. Sprinkle on cilantro.

Serve immediately with ranch dressing and garlic bread.

Easily serves eight, but six of us ate the whole thing tonight.


12 comments:

Lori Taylor said...

Looks Yummy. Great summer dish.
You're the best cook!!!!

manders said...

freaking delish! paradise bakery ... the secret's out.

Brittney Smith said...

Wow! That looks amazing. Thanks so much for letting us come over the other day. We really appreciate you and bishop. BTW your house looked amazing, and the comforter you made for your bed was beautiful!!

JULIE said...

Geez....and you cook too! You are amazing! Do you have a drive through? It would be worth the drive from Prescott!

JULIE said...

I mean drive-thru!!!

chris+amber said...

This salad is fantabulous. I'm itching to make it! You're quite the cook & an excellent recipe-finder.

Tink412 said...

Hi, I saw your comment on PW & had to see the salad......it's great! There's a lot to be said for presentation & you've got that down great too! You really should put the recipe on Tasty Kitchen! I know it would be a hit. Good job!

Sassy said...

Can't wait to try this...it looks de-lish....maybe for D's Homecoming....I am seriously making this!!!!

Richella said...

Oh, my goodness. This looks absolutely DELICIOUS! Thank you for sharing the recipe!!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Oh my goodness! My mouth seriously watered as I looked at that picture! And it got worse as I read the recipe. Yum! Yum! I really want to make this one!
Thanks for linking to my party!
Blessings,
Traci

missdaleen said...

Thank you so VERY much for sharing your BBQ chicken salad recipe. I did change the chicken to vegetarian "chicken". Mr. Right and I give it 10 STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We appreicate you sharing such a lovely dish. It was a perfect summer dinner.
Thank you, simply thank you!

life in red shoes said...

Bingo! On the menu this weekend!