Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Chicken Barbeque Salad

This is a really big bowl...perfect for tossing!
This has plastic wrap on top so not as bright.

Where are those avocados? It needs the green. :)

Chicken Barbeque Salad

This will feed a large group of people. I had it a couple weeks ago at my little sisters bridal shower. It was so YUMMY! I made it last week and split it in two bowls. One for my family and I took one to a friend who recently had surgery. You can definitely downsize to suit your needs. I put it together (about an hour before) , the bacon and chicken I had cooked previously. I waited to add avocado's at the last minute so they wouldn't turn brown. I forgot to take a picture with them. I knew I would....dang....they made it even prettier (I LOVE avocados). So picture how great it would look with avocado's between chicken and tomatoes.

Whole pkg. romaine lettuce chopped small (about 6 heads in lg. pkg from Costco)

1 can corn, rinsed

2 can black beans, rinsed

6 tomatoes, chopped small pieces

3 avocados, chopped

1 lb. bacon, cooked and broken in small pieces

1/2 head purple cabbage, shredded finely

5 chicken breasts, barbequed, chopped small, then added lots more barbeque sauce, put in tupperware bowl and tossed with bbq sauce. I actually grilled my chicken the night b4. It's served cold.)

1 pkg. Scotia Cheese, finely shredded I could not find this cheese. So I tried fetta.... it was a little strong for me. I think next time I'll just use a finely shredded....whatever is in my fridge. I love cheese, I think it would be good with almost any kind. Even blue cheese crumbles (again a little strong so not too much.

2 cups roasted & salted Sunflower seeds

1/2 large bottle of Ranch Dressing

I put the lettuce in the bottom, then put little piles of each item around edges in a circle, and the cheese in the center and left it for display. Then when time to serve toss it with the Ranch Dressing. We tossed without dressing and added our own so we could keep leftovers in fridge without getting too soggy. I ate it for three days in a row. Never got sick of it! Perfect summer lunch or dinner! Enjoy!