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Sunday, July 12, 2015

BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad

This BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad is a quick and delicious dinner idea! A bed of fresh mixed greens is topped with grilled chicken, cooked bacon, crisp cucumbers, fresh tomatoes and chunks of Cheddar cheese - and then is topped with your favorite Ranch dressing and BBQ sauce! This recipe is pure awesomeness! #12bloggers

This BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad is a quick and delicious dinner idea! This recipe is so awesome! #12bloggers

I can't even tell y'all how excited I am to share this salad with you. Not only is it a part of the #12bloggers series this month - but it just happens to be one of my favorite dinner salads ever!! Yes, ever! I think the thing I love most about this sald (besides the yummy ingredients, obviously!) is just how quick and easy this comes together!

This BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad is a quick and delicious dinner idea! This recipe is so awesome! #12bloggers

I love grilled chicken in this salad - and if you have leftover grilled chicken from the night before, you're one step ahead of the game! If you really want to make this salad easy, pick up a rotisserie chicken at your local store - it almost makes this a no cook meal .... unless you buy precooked bacon too! :D

As I mentioned, this is part of the #12bloggers series. Every month, on the 12th of the month, 12 bloggers get together and share an awesome themed recipe with you - each recipes containing 12 ingredients or less! This month, we're sharing summer salad recipes! Be sure to read to the end of the post to check them all out!

This BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad is a quick and delicious dinner idea! This recipe is so awesome! #12bloggers


BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad
by Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients 
    For the chicken:
    • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
    • Salt and pepper, to taste
    For the salad:
    • 8 cups of mixed salad greens
    • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
    • 1 cup (4 oz. Cheddar cheese), cut into small cubes
    • ½ cup chopped cucumber
    • 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
    • Your favorite Ranch dressing (or try my homemade version)
    • Your favorite BBQ sauce (or try my homemade version)

    Instructions

    1. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Lightly oil grill grate. Cook chicken on the prepared grill for 6-8 minutes per side, or until the juices run clear. Remove from grill and allow to rest while you prepare the rest of the salad.

    2. For each salad, place two cups of mixed salad greens on serving plate. Divide the tomatoes, Cheddar cheese, cucumber and bacon between the plates. Cut the chicken into strips or cubes and place on top of the salad.

    3. To serve, drizzle with Ranch dressing and BBQ sauce. Serve immediately.

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    This BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad is a quick and delicious dinner idea! This recipe is so awesome! #12bloggers

    I shared one of my favorite salads with you - what are some of your favorite salad ingredients?

    This BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad is a quick and delicious dinner idea! This recipe is so awesome! #12bloggers

    Summer Salads #12bloggers

    Ultimate Green Salad from Betsylife
    Greek Salad from Cooking on the Front Burners
    BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad from Love Bakes Good Cakes
    Southwestern Pasta Salad from A Million Moments
    Apple Chicken and Feta Salad from Bread, Booze, Bacon
    Tortellini Pasta Salad from A Night Owl Blog
    Easy Cucumber & Onion Salad from Pink Cake Plate
    Easy Chicken Salad from {i love} My Disorganized Life
    Monkey Salad from See Vanessa Craft
    Tex Mex Taco Salad from Around My Family Table

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    8 comments:

    1. This is one of my all time favorite salads as well. Perfect combination of flavors. :)

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    2. I love grilled chicken on salads! I could eat them for dinner 3x's a week or more {seriously}. I love that you've combined bbq sauce and ranch, that's a combo worth trying! Looks delicious, Jamie!

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    3. Love this combo and we are so into salads in SA !

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    4. Love the way you added BBQ sauce on the salad! Gotta Try!!

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    5. Jamie, this salad looks phenomenal! I love these types of salads, and that BBQ ranch thing is delicious!

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    6. Jamie, when can I come for lunch? This looks fantastic!

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    7. I love bbq chicken and to put it in a salad is brilliant!! This looks so delicious!!

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    8. ALWAYS one of my favorite salads! I love bbq + ranch!

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    I love reading your comments. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and respond. :)

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