Budget-Friendly BBQ Chicken Salad

Budget-Friendly BBQ Chicken Salad
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Who doesn’t like barbecued chicken during the summer? Tossing it in with some lower carb vegetables and turkey bacon makes for a salad that will be popular with the entire family. Serve it with some whole wheat garlic bread, if desired.

  • Prep time
    20 min
  • Servings
    5 Servings
  • Serving size
    2 cups
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

5 Servings

  • Serving Size
    2 cups
  • Amount per serving Calories 210

  • Total Fat 4.5g
    • Saturated Fat 1.2g
  • Cholesterol 55mg
  • Sodium 360mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g
    • Dietary Fiber 4g
    • Total Sugars 13g
  • Protein 21g
  • Potassium 715mg


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • chicken breasts (boneless, skinless)
    1 lbs
  • barbeque sauce
    1/4 cup
  • turkey bacon (cooked crisp and chopped)
  • carrot(s) (shredded)
  • romaine lettuce (bag, chopped)
    16 oz
  • medium red onion ((or 1 small), small dice)
  • large cucumber (small dice)
  • large tomato (seeded and small dice)
  • salt (optional)
    1/2 tsp
  • black pepper
    1/2 tsp
  • poppy seed dressing (fat-free)
    1/2 cup


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Line the sheet with chicken breasts and brush each generously with barbeque sauce. Bake for 30 minutes or until internal temperature of chicken is 165 degrees F. Set aside to cool.

  3. In a large salad bowl, toss together bacon, carrots, lettuce, onion, cucumber, tomatoes, salt (optional), and pepper.

  4. Once chicken is cool, chop into small pieces and toss with the salad ingredients.

  5. Pour dressing over salad and toss gently to coat.

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    Terrific salad! I certainly would make this again.