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Barbecue Chicken Chopped Salad

The BEST recipe for barbecue chicken salad that the whole family will love.
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 310kcal
Author heartysmarty


  • 6 Cups Romaine Lettuce chopped
  • 1 Cup Rotisserie Chicken (see notes)
  • 2 Tbsp Barbecue Sauce Kraft Original
  • 1 Cup Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1 Cup Black Beans rinsed, drained
  • 1 Cup Corn
  • 1/2 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 1/2 Cup Tortilla Strips Fresh Gourmet
  • 2 Tbsp Green Onions sliced

Homemade Ranch Dressing

  • 3/4 Cup Mayonnaise full fat
  • 1 Cup Plain Milk Kefir (or Buttermilk)
  • 3 Tbsp Dry Ranch Dressing Mix Hidden Valley


  • In a large bowl, combine all salad ingredients except for tortilla strips.
  • In a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine dressing ingredients. Shake until well combined.
  • Use a pair of tongs to mix in the Ranch dressing. Top with tortilla strips.


Any type of cooked chicken will work in this recipe. I always have frozen rotisserie chicken on hand, so that is what I use. Also, to ensure this recipe is gluten-free, make certain you are using gluten-free chicken, dressings and tortilla strips. The brands I have recommended are all gluten-free. You can find the BBQ sauce and tortilla strips linked below in the Featured Products. Boston Market, Costco or Sam's Club all carry gluten-free rotisserie chickens. I also buy my dry Ranch Dressing mix at Costco.