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BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad
greek yogurt ranch dressing

Active: 25 min Total: 25 min

This colorful salad features leftover BBQ chicken, fresh summer produce and crunchy bacon. We top it with creamy Greek yogurt ranch that is every bit as crave-worthy (but much lighter) than the original!

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad:
  • Corn kernels, frozen or fresh (1 ear corn = ~1 cup / 165 g) - 2 cups
  • Bacon - 4 strips
  • Cucumbers - 1, chopped
  • Tomatoes - 2, chopped
  • Lettuce, boston or romaine - 6 oz, chopped
  • Avocados - 1, chopped
  • Leftover BBQ chicken (from Mon) - 3 cups
Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing:
  • Chives - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Greek yogurt, plain - 3/4 cup
  • Mayonnaise - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
  • Dijon mustard - 1/2 tsp
  • Honey - 1/2 tsp
  • Hot sauce (opt) - 1/2 tsp

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Servings Per Recipe 4
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Prep

  1. Cook corn and bacon - Prep corn as directed. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Cook bacon until crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Transfer to a cutting board. Add corn to hot pan and cook in bacon grease, just until tender, ~2 minutes. When bacon is cool enough to handle, crumble or chop with a knife. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  2. Make dressing - Chop chives. Whisk together chives, yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, honey and hot sauce (if using). (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Cucumbers / Tomatoes / Lettuce - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  4. Avocados - Prep as directed.

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Make

  1. Reheat leftover chicken (from Monday) if desired.
  2. Whisk dressing and check consistency (if too thick, whisk in a very small amount of water; if too thin, whisk in a bit of mayonnaise until smooth). Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Assemble salads by topping lettuce with corn, bacon, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocados and chicken. Top salad with dressing and serve!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (115)
Gluten-free (7)
Paleo (12)
Vegetarian (9)

49 reviews

This dressing was delicious . Bleu cheese was added but otherwise the recipe was followed exactly. I would make it again in a heartbeat. Thank you for allowing me to produce a restaurant-quality Cobb salad.

By: June
Posted: Apr 18, 2016
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

We would add red onions and black beans.

By: Tawn
Posted: Nov 25, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I wasn't thrilled with the bbq tofu from last night, but when I added it to the salad, combined with the dressing, I loved it!

By: Lisa
Posted: Sep 09, 2015
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

A really great change of pace. Great dressing recipe and the combination of the barbequed chicken, smoky bacon and corn made it outstanding. Even the hard to please family members liked it.

By: Pam
Posted: Aug 06, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was the only salad dressing recipe the kids have liked!

By: Carrie
Posted: Jul 01, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Great flavors. Next time, I wouldn't cook the corn in bacon grease. It was really good when we ate it for dinner, but the grease had all congealed for my lunch the next day.

By: Sarah
Posted: Jun 30, 2015
Diet: Original
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