bbq chicken salad

Barbecue Chicken Salad

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American


This easy barbecue chicken salad recipe features the great flavors of grilled chicken with summer veggies and a tangy ranch dressing!


  • 2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Kernels from 2 ears of corn
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 1/4 cup ranch dressing
  • 1 cup crushed tortilla chips


  1. Marinate the chicken in the bbq sauce for an hour or as much as overnight.
  2. Heat the grilled to medium high and grill the chicken until done, about 4 minutes per side.  Let the chicken sit until cool enough to handle and then shred.
  3. Put the lettuce in a large bowl with the cherry tomatoes, corn, avocado and cheddar cheese and toss gently with clean hands.  Add chicken and toss again.  Add the ranch dressing and toss again.
  4. Divide among bowls, sprinkle with tortilla chips and serve!