Monday, November 3, 2008

BBQ Chicken Salad

This yummy dish is a copycat from The Cheesecake Factory. Even the onion straws were made from scratch.

-Soak a sliced onion in buttermilk for at least one hour (I did not wait that long). You can use sour milk instead of buttermilk. (Just add a couple tablespoons of vinegar to milk and let it sit for 5 minutes.)
-Combine 2 cups of flour with almost 1 Tablespoon of salt and lots of pepper. (I used seasoned salt.)
-Dip onions in flour mixture, coat well. Fry them up and you are set!

They are soooo easy! Recipe courtesy of Pioneer Woman Cooks. You can use French's Fried Onions too or tortilla chips.

Layer lettuce, corn (drained), black beans (drained), avocado, tomatoes, onion straws, green onions (and or cilantro), pepper jack cheese (not pictured) and BBQ chicken. I cheated and boiled about 6-8 chicken tenders, shredded them and added BBQ sauce--still turned out great!

For the dressing simply add BBQ to ordinary Ranch dressing. It was almost too pretty to eat!


Jennie said...

This looks yummy and healthy. I am definitely going to give this a try soon!

Jennie said...

I finally made this and it turned out so yummy and easy. Thanks for the great recipe!

The Stokes Family said...

OK -- you said you cheated -- I WAY cheated and used can chicken with BBQ sauce stirred into it - & we used French fried onions (you know the ones you put in green bean cassarole) & mmmmmm it was still so yummy -- I did feel sort of like when I was preggo and would throw all the thing I was craving into a bowl -- but these thing all are so yummy together! Thanks Kerst!