Barbeque Chicken Salad

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If you made the Southwest Wraps or if your refrigerator and cabinets are like mine, most of these items will be already in your house.
Barbeque Chicken Salad
Serves 4

1 chicken breast
Barbeque rub, homemade or store bought
2 romaine hearts, washed and chopped
Leftover canned corn, drained
Leftover canned black beans, rinsed and drained
Chopped cilantro
Leftover tortilla chip crumbs
Additional salad ingredients (or any almost empty anything from the refrigerator or cabinets)
1/2 c. Ranch salad dressing
1/2 T. bottled barbeque sauce

Slicing along the length of the chicken breast, slice into 1 inch width pieces. Sprinkle chicken breast pieces with rub and allow to rest, this can be done hours before. Using a hot grill pan or outdoor grill, grill chicken breast pieces on both sides until cooked thoroughly.

While the chicken is cooking, combine salad ingredients in either a large bowl or into each plate. Romaine lettuce, corn, black beans, red bell pepper, jicama, pepper jack cheese, we have used all these and taste wonderful with the salad.

Once chicken is cooked, allow to cool. You can make the dressing at this time, if your bottle of ranch dressing is almost empty you can make the dressing in the bottle, simply add the barbeque sauce to the bottle and shake or you can combine the Ranch and barbeque sauce in a bowl.

Slice cooled chicken into thin slices and combine with salad ingredients and toss with the dressing.

I’ve linked this post with some of my favorite weekly go to’s for recipes and ideas, The Weekly PotluckMandy’s Recipe Box’s “Totally Tasty Tuesdays!”, and Buns in My Oven.

Oriental Chicken Salad

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You know something is good when my 2 year old gives up her “tot dog and chutshup” for a salad!

This is pretty similar to Applebee’s Oriental Salad, but it’s not an exact copy and I know exactly is going in to it.

Oriental Chicken Salad

Romaine, chopped
Purple cabbage, shredded
Napa cabbage, shredded
Carrot, shredded or julienned
Green onion, chopped
Sliced almonds, toasted
Chow neon noodles
Chicken, chopped (breaded, grilled…however you’d like)

Dressing
3 tbsp. honey
1 1/2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
4 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
1⁄8 tsp. sesame oil
Salt
Pepper

Combine the dressing ingredients and chill while you chop and prepare the salad.

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Drizzle the salad with the dressing and combine to coat.

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Enjoy! Very simple, easy, delicious dinner!