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BBQ Chicken Salad

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Growing up, for my birthday meal, I always asked my mom for barbecue chicken and corn.  I love, LOVE, loooove barbecue chicken!

Unfortunately, my husband isn’t the biggest fan of it.  I made it once early in our marriage and I distinctly remember him saying, “We don’t have to have this that often, right?”. Wha????

There may have been some tears involved.  I was a sensitive soul (still am!), and I knew it wasn’t that I did a bad job… I just married somebody who doesn’t like bbq chicken!  Seriously, still in shock all these years later.

But I can get him to eat it in a salad!  He actually loves my BBQ Chicken Salad!

 

BBQ Chicken Salad:

Chopped Romaine Lettuce
1/2 cup Black Beans
1/2 cup canned corn
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup French Fried Onions
1/2 cup fresh California Avocados, diced

1 grilled, BBQ chicken breast, diced

Dressing:
1/4 cup ranch
2 tbsp. barbecue sauce

All of these measurements are just approximate.  Add or take away things to your liking. I load mine with beans and corn, because I just love them!  Sometimes I add refried beans or crumbled bacon if we have it.  If you don’t have any French Fried Onions, you can bake a tortilla and then cut it into strips for the crunch.

I even like my dressing to be bbq-y, so I mix the ranch with some more bbq sauce to taste. I go easy on the bbq sauce for my husband and put more into my own.  All of these measurements are really specific to your individual tastes!

These are the onions I use, because I found them once for 99 cents and loaded up.  There might be more tears once I run out of my supply.

Here’s a shot of the salad without the dressing so you can see all the ingredients.

And one more for the win…

 

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