Barbecue Chicken Salad

I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’ve eaten this salad daily for the past…oh, two weeks or so. A big serving of protein over a bed of lettuce covered with sautéed red onions and a bit of sweet barbecue sauce, topped with my favorite cheese – mozzarella.

It’s a lighter fare, but still allows me to get some protein and veggies in, while being not too filling so that I can hit the gym not too much later.

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Barbecue Chicken Salad:
serves 1

  • 3 cups of chopped green leaf lettuce
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 c. (100g) of shredded, cooked, chicken breast, chicken thigh, or a combo of two
  • 1 T. barbecue sauce (I used Bone Suckin’ Sauce, original)
  • 1/4 c. shredded mozzarella
  • coconut or olive oil
  • fresh ground black pepper

I like to bake chicken breast and thighs ahead of time and once they’re cooled turn them into shredded chicken. I love dark meat chicken to bring a bunch of flavor to chicken breast.

Heat a bit of oil in a cast iron pan over medium-low to medium heat, and saute the red onion. Add the chicken to the pan and cook until warmed.

While this cooks, chop your lettuce, and spread on a dinner plate.

Place the cooked chicken and onion in a bowl and top with 1 T. of BBQ sauce. Pour on top of the bed of lettuce, top with shredded cheese, and fresh ground black pepper, if so desired.

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4 Responses to Barbecue Chicken Salad

  1. bbq chicken salads are my favorite!

  2. Sarah says:

    I LOVE a big salad with a good protein punch and flavor. This looks perfect! 😀

  3. I’ve never had a BBQ chicken salad but this looks good enough to try it.

  4. This looks so good!!!! I tried BBQ sauce on a salad on a whim, and it was delightful 🙂 Mine wasn’t as pretty as yours though 😉

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