Hungry Girl: The Only BBQ Chicken Salad Recipe You'll Ever Need
So flavorful, you won't believe it's as healthy as it is!
Lisa Lillien is the author of the popular Hungry Girl website and email newsletter, featuring smart, funny advice on guilt-free eating. She is also the author of thirteen books, six of which debuted at number one on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Read her PEOPLE.com blog every Monday for slimmed-down celebrity recipes and more.
I’ve always been a huge fan of chopped salads, and this is one classic that I never get sick of! It’s super flavorful, so filling and easy to make! Grab your greens, and prepare to meet the salad of your dreams…
Top of the Chops BBQ Chicken Salad
4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
½ cup chopped tomato
¼ cup peeled and chopped jicama
3 Tbsp. canned black beans, drained and rinsed
3 Tbsp. frozen sweet corn kernels, thawed
2 Tbsp. chopped scallions
1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro
3 oz. cooked and chopped skinless chicken breast
2 Tbsp. BBQ sauce with 45 calories or less, or more for topping
2 Tbsp. shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
5 baked tortilla chips, broken into bite-sized pieces
Serving suggestion: light ranch dressing
1. Place lettuce in a large bowl. Top with tomato, jicama, black beans, corn, scallions and cilantro.
2. In a small bowl, coat chicken with BBQ sauce. Transfer to the large bowl.
3. Top salad with cheese and tortilla pieces.
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Prep time: 15 minutes
Nutritional Information: Entire recipe: 389 calories, 8g total fat (2.5g sat fat), 692mg sodium, 43.5g carbs, 10g fiber, 15g sugars, 36.5g protein
‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!