Wednesday, July 10, 2013

BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad





I love a good salad. Especially in the summer. I'm always looking for new ways to prepare them and this BBQ Chicken chopped salad isn't your regular old chopped salad. I decided to use a lot of the ingredients that are in a Portillo's chopped salad (If you haven't had Portillos you are missing out!) and toss in some BBQ Chicken and drizzle it with a sweet onion dressing. Pure heaven!


BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad
Makes 10 cups
WW PP=2 per cup (without dressing)
Cal 105, Carbs 11.5g, Fat 2.8g, Fiber 3g, Protein 8.1g

Ingredients
2 cups cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
1/4 cup BBQ Sauce (I use Stubbs)
1 head iceberg lettuce
1 head Romaine lettuce
1 small red onion, sliced
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 1/2 cups ditalini pasta, cooked and cooled
1/2 cup crumbled bacon (I used bacon bits)
1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese, crumbled (I used Treasure Cave reduced fat)
2 c. cooked/chopped chicken breast
1/2 cup tortilla salad toppers (I used Archer Farms Southwest Style tortilla strips)
Vinaigrette dressing, bottled or homemade (I used Ken's Lite Sweet Vidalia Onion dressing)

Toss cooked chicken in BBQ Sauce. Set aside.
Wash and dry the lettuces. Finely chop into small pieces. Put into a large bowl. Add remaining ingredients, except dressing and combine well.
Serve dressing along side, or pour on and combine just before serving. Enjoy!

11 comments:

  1. We love chopped salad. Can't wait to give this a try!

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  2. Oh my gosh. This sounds delicious!

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  3. I recently made chopped salad for the first time and loved it. Going to have to try this BBQ version! (The hubby is a huge fan of BBQ and loves Stubbs too!)

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  4. As always, everything you post is delicious sounding. This salad is right up my alley and I can't wait to give it a try. Thank you for sharing on the BBQ Block Party!

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  5. Your salad looks fabulous!!! YUM!!!! I make so many salads in the summertime and always seem to run out of ideas for new ones... thanks for sharing this, I'll have to try it out! Looks wonderful! :)

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  6. This looks so tasty! I'd probably leave off the Gorgonzola, though, because I'm not a huge fan.

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  7. Thanks, Natashalh! I think any cheese would work in this salad. I just happen to love blue cheese :)

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  8. Bridget, this is a wonderful salad and so full of flavor. Hope you are having a great summer weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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