Guess what day it is?
It’s also my main squeeze’s Birthday! Yes, on this cold November 13th day, Vin turns one year older. I have a special dinner and DESSERT planned for this evening. We’re excited to lay low in our stretchy pants and stuff our faces, probably in front of a good TV show or movie with our other main squeeze, Izzy girl!
Just drinking some wine in Napa….sigh.
Ok…let’s chat about this recipe here. I heart this salad. It’s easy, tastes amazing and is so colorful. You eat with your eyes first right?
Despite the cold weather here, it’s like 30 degrees today, I decided to make a hearty salad. This is my “go to” salad when I don’t feel like thinking. 😉 I typically have these ingredients in my fridge and pantry at all time so it’s easy for me to whip up. It’s packed full of nutrients and has TONS of flavor. Did I mention, it’s pretty too?
The hardest part about making this salad is cooking up some chicken breasts…but that’s easy right? The rest of it is just wash or drain and chop.
And the dressing? I’m almost embarrassed to tell you how to make this because it’s so darn easy.
Don’t worry though..I’ll tell ya anyway. It’s just…your favorite barbecue sauce and ranch mixed together.
I forgot. There’s also crunchy onion things on top. SO yum.
Don’t forget to pin this recipe on Pinterest for later!!
- Romaine lettuce, chopped
- ½ can corn
- ½ can black beans
- 1 avocado, diced
- shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tomato, diced
- 2 chicken breasts, seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder
- your favorite barbecue sauce (I use Sweet Baby Ray's)
- Ranch Dressing
- Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Drizzle olive oil in a saute pan and cook chicken breasts over medium high heat until cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. Once cooked, set aside.
- While the chicken is cooking prepare the rest of the ingredients; dice the tomato, slice the avocado, rinse and drain the black beans, drain the corn and shred cheese if not already shredded.
- Now that chicken has cooled, cut the chicken into cubes and place in a bowl. Pour about ½ cup (or more) barbecue sauce on top and mix. In a separate bowl mix equal parts barbecue sauce and ranch dressing. Assemble salad and drizzle dressing on top.
Source: Stuck on Sweet