BBQ Chicken Salad

4
Total Time
26 min
Prep
18 min
Cook
8 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Use up leftover plain tomato sauce with this quick and easy BBQ sauce recipe.

Ingredients

canned tomato sauce

½ cup(s)

honey mustard

1 Tbsp

spiced seasoning mix

1 Tbsp, BBQ variety

dark brown sugar

2 tsp

onion powder

1 tsp

Worcestershire sauce

½ tsp

uncooked boneless skinless chicken breast(s)

1 pound(s), pounded 1/4-inch thick

kosher salt

½ tsp, or to taste

black pepper

¼ tsp, or to taste

chopped romaine lettuce

6 cup(s)

grape tomatoes

2 cup(s), halved

sweet red pepper(s)

1 medium, chopped

canned black beans

½ cup(s), rinsed and drained

canned yellow corn

½ cup(s)

reduced fat ranch dressing

¼ cup(s)

semisoft goat cheese

¼ cup(s), crumbled

uncooked scallion(s)

¼ cup(s), chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to high heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine tomato sauce, mustard, BBQ seasoning, sugar, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce; set aside.
  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook chicken, flipping once, until almost done, about 2 minutes per side. Next, baste chicken with reserved sauce a few times, flipping on grill while coating both sides with sauce, and cook until done, about 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove chicken to a cutting board and let rest for a few minutes before slicing.
  4. In a large serving bowl, combine lettuce, tomatoes, pepper, beans, corn and dressing; toss to coat. Top salad with chicken; garnish with cheese and scallions. Yields about 2 1/2 cups salad, 3 ounces chicken, 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 tablespoon scallions per serving.

Notes

The BBQ sauce can be made up to 5 days ahead – feel free to play with other types of mustard or seasonings. The chicken can be grilled, sliced and chilled until ready to serve. The beauty of this salad is that you can really use any mix of greens and veggies you have on hand –try baby spinach, sliced celery, chopped or shredded carrot, cucumber, mushrooms and other types of peppers.

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