Oh my lands. This salad is soooooo yummy!!! I’m talking: Y.UMMY. The dressing is awesome. I used black pepper mayo, so I kept the cayenne to a minimum – even still it packed a pretty big punch. The one problem I would say I had with this salad was, THERE WASN’T ENOUGH!!!! It was that good people. It was that good.
BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy BBQ Cilantro Lime Dressing
BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy BBQ Cilantro Lime Dressing makes for a great lunch. You'll love the creamy dressing!
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1/4-1/2 cup of barbecue sauce to marinade optional, but recommended
- 1 head bibb lettuce washed & chopped
- 1/2 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- juice of 1 lime
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 can black beans drained & rinsed
- 1/2 can corn
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise light or regular
- 1/3 cup buttermilk sour cream, or nonfat greek yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- Small handful of fresh cilantro finely chopped
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice
- 2 teaspoons white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 garlic clove finely minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/3 cup BBQ sauce
- Combine olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cumin, chili powder, black beans and corn. Add salt and pepper to taste. ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Add beans & corn, season with salt & pepper. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
- Marinate chicken in BBQ sauce about 6 hours.
- Preheat grill, and cook chicken until done. Remove from heat and let "rest" for about 5-10 minutes. Chicken can even be made ahead of time & refrigerated.
- For the dressing, combine all the ingredients together and whisk (or shake, if using a jar) vigorously to combine. You could also run this through a blender to make it even more smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Assemble lettuce, black bean & corn succotash, and top with chicken. Drizzle with additional BBQ sauce, followed by the dressing.
Adapted from Adapted from Erins Food Files