BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad


This healthy salad was adapted from one I ate at California Pizza Kitchen. The lime juice intensified by the jicama draws out the flavor of the vegetables, so an oil- or cream-based dressing is not necessary.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
21 mins
6 servings


  • 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (15 ounce) can sweet corn, drained

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 cup peeled, shredded jicama

  • 1 cup shredded carrots

  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 3 limes, divided

  • 1 (6 ounce) package cooked chicken breast strips (such as Foster Farms®)

  • 2 tablespoons barbeque sauce

  • 1 avocado - peeled, pitted, and cubed


  1. Mix lettuce, black beans, corn, red bell pepper, jicama, carrots, scallions, basil, and cilantro together in a large bowl. Juice 2 limes and drizzle juice over salad; toss lightly.

  2. Combine chicken and barbeque sauce in a microwave-safe bowl; heat in microwave until chicken is warmed through, about 45 seconds.

  3. Arrange chicken and avocado on top of the salad and squeeze remaining lime over salad.

Cook's Note:

I prefer the southwestern flavor for the chicken strips.

Drizzle extra BBQ sauce on top of salad if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

280 Calories
8g Fat
41g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 280
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 581mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 13g 46%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 62mg 311%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 882mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.