BBQ Chicken Salad: SRC

This month, I was assigned Deb’s blog, Cooking on the Front Burners.  Deb loves experimenting in the kitchen and trying mew recipes!

I’ve actually been following Deb’s blog for quite some time, and still I managed to miss this amazing salad recipe!

I decided to choose a salad because I have some major spring fever (Hi spring, remember us? Still waiting…)  Though spring must have arrived somewhere, because a bunch of lovely fresh vegetables are starting to show up in the grocery stores again!  Hooray!

I even super went all out on this salad and used dressing!  If you’ve been around for awhile, you might have noticed that I usually shun dressing (I really only like a very tiny bit) and load up on cheese and avocado instead!

I loooooved the dressing!  I had to switch up the recipe and add some bacon because…bacon.  Yum.

Thanks for a fantastic summery recipe, Deb!

BBQ Chicken Salad

Honey BBQ Ranch Dressing
¼ cup ranch dressing
¼ cup BBQ sauce
¾ tsp honey
Dash of freshly ground black pepper

1 (6 oz) bag fresh spinach or spring greens
½ cup sweet corn
½ cup beans, drained & rinsed (black or kidney)
½ red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup cooked chicken, diced
½ large avocado, diced
¼ large cucumber, diced
3 slices bacon, cooked crisp & crumbled
¼ cup shredded cheddar jack cheese

In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the dressing ingredients and set aside.

Divide the spinach and all of the fixings between two large salad bowls.  Drizzle with Honey BBQ Ranch Dressing.


  1. I think the dressing sounds delicious. And yes, tis the salad season, except for the fact that we have 8 inches of snow on the ground. :/ Pinning this one to try soon, nice SRC pick.

  2. OH my goodness, that looks like a fantastic salad! I love all the flavors and textures in there....and the bacon is a MUST. :)

  3. Yes, I'll have one, thanks. Perfect summer meal!

  4. I am with you on Spring Fever for Salads. This would make a great lunch or dinner and I know it would go over well. I am glad you chose it.

  5. I love salad in the spring too! I'm going to have to make the dressing for my spring salads! YUM!

  6. That looks so tasty! I'm definitely getting into salad season here. I'll give this a whirl soon.

  7. That's an interesting dressing. I may have to try it! I'm the type of person who likes my salad swimming in dressing.

  8. This dressing sounds awesome I need to give it a try.

  9. What a delicious salad just in time for salad season.

  10. Hi Amy! First - everything is better with bacon! Wish I thought of that but glad you did.... I think I made that salad when I decided I was sick of winter food! You really did a fantastic job with it! I need to make this again soon. Have a good week!

  11. summer is the best time to make salads and this looks so flavorful.

  12. BBQ chicken salad is one of my favorites for summer. Great SRC post

  13. Your salad looks so fresh and bright! I'm liking your dressing container too. :)

  14. This salad looks SO fresh and delicious!! Yum! Visiting from group A :)

  15. Sounds like a great salad! .....I am afraid of liking the dressing too much!! :-)

  16. A nice, delicious salad chock-full of goodness is PERFECT now that it's warming up! Great choice!

  17. oh that salad looks so fresh and tasty!! perfect combo of flavors! thank you so much for linking up to Create Link Inspire! I just wanted to let you know that I'm featuring your recipe today in a Chicken Recipes post. I've shared it all over my social media and tagged you where I could. I would really appreciate any reshares! Have a great weekend! Emily@nap-timecreations


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