320 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 222
  • 4 star values: 82
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3

This is very similar to a salad at a popular restaurant near my house. I loved it there and decided to make it at home. It's one of my favorite salads to make now!

AMYEH
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat the grill for high heat.

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  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Place chicken on the grill, and cook 6 minutes per side, or until juices run clear. Remove from heat, cool, and slice.

  • In a large bowl, mix the red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, tomato, cilantro, corn, and black beans. Top with the grilled chicken slices and French fried onions.

  • In a small bowl, mix the Ranch dressing and barbeque sauce. Serve on the side as a dipping sauce, or toss with the salad to coat.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

301 calories; 14.4 g total fat; 21 mg cholesterol; 805 mg sodium. 32.3 g carbohydrates; 12.2 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (233)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2004
Very tasty a whole family pleaser. I will do a few things differently next time though. 1. Salt and pepper the chicken before grilling. 2. Use less lettuce. Unless they're very small two heads are too much. 3. Add another tomato. My wife suggested using less barbeque sauce in the dressing so you might try adding the bbq sauce to the dressing to taste. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
04/02/2014
this salad is mediocre at best why would you put barbecue sauce and a salad I didn't like it at all the ingredients do not go well together with barbecue sauce and ranch. Read More
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320 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 222
  • 4 star values: 82
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2004
Very tasty a whole family pleaser. I will do a few things differently next time though. 1. Salt and pepper the chicken before grilling. 2. Use less lettuce. Unless they're very small two heads are too much. 3. Add another tomato. My wife suggested using less barbeque sauce in the dressing so you might try adding the bbq sauce to the dressing to taste. Read More
(143)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2006
Excellent! I used a bag of lettuce to make things easier. I also left off the Fried Onions to make it a little bit healthier. Next time I will add some crunched up tortilla chips for some "crunch". I also added some red onion and cheese. I used fat free ranch dressing and I couldn't tell once it was mixed with the barbeque sauce. This makes a great and easy lunch! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2005
I got all thumbs up on this recipe from my family!!! It was incredibly easy to throw together...I did add some garlic powder blend to the chicken prior to grilling to spice it up a bit. I also crumbled up some tortilla chips and put them on the salad instead of using the fried canned onions...I served it with the Waikiki cornbread and everybody couldn't stop raving!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2011
Great salad with a nice Southwestern flair - perfect for a weeknight meal! I rubbed my chicken breasts with a little "Taco Seasoning II" from this site and grilled them brushing them with a bit of KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce right before they were done. I used a mix of romaine and iceberg lettuce and added some shredded Mexican blend cheese. Instead of bottled ranch dressing I used "Ranch-Style Buttermilk" Dressing from this site and didn't mix and barbeque sauce in it. Overall very tasty! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2005
Even though the fried onions would have been tasty & added a nice texture I left them out to reduce the calories. I also omitted the cilantro due to family preference. The 2nd time I made this I used 2/3 cup of ranch dressing & 1/3 cup barbeque sauce because my husband likes a milder taste. It was still good but I also thought it was fine the 1st time I made it with the dressing proportions as written. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/27/2005
I also added some avocado and it was a very easy and great recipe. One thing is if you want to save extras for the next day keep the dressing on the side. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2005
I used Kraft Light 3 Cheese Ranch Salad Dressing along with KC Masterpiece Barbecue Sauce. This is a great salad! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2004
I had been looking for a recipe to replicate the BBQ Chicken Salad at Mimi's Cafe (a great chain restaurant) and this was pretty close. I made it exactly as directed. Next time I'll add jicama like Mimi's does. Thanks for the recipe Amy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/12/2005
I loved this salad. It was a nice change from the usual. I omitted the beans due to personal preference but made everything else the same. I used a bag of salad instead of 2 heads of lettuce. The fried onions are a great addition. Note - the salad dressing mixture makes a large portion! Thanks Amy! Will definitely make again! Read More
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