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A bowl of BBQ chicken salad topped with a drizzle of ranch dressing.

BBQ Chicken Salad

This BBQ chicken salad is a fresh and colorful combination of grilled BBQ chicken, veggies, cheese, beans and tortilla strips, all tossed in ranch dressing. WAY better than the California Pizza Kitchen version!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 616kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 3 cups cooked chicken cubed (You can use grilled, baked or rotisserie chicken)
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 6 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 3/4 cup ranch dressing I prefer the refrigerated type or any other high quality dressing
  • 1 cup corn canned or thawed from frozen
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup tomatoes seeded and diced
  • 1 cup jicama diced
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1/2 cup green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups tortilla strips


  • Place the lettuce in a large bowl and toss with 1/2 cup of the ranch dressing.
  • Toss the chicken in the BBQ sauce and place it on top of the lettuce.
  • Arrange the corn, beans, tomatoes, jicama, cheese, avocado, green onions and tortilla strips over the lettuce.
  • Drizzle with the remaining 1/4 cup of ranch dressing and serve.


Calories: 616kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 119mg | Sodium: 739mg | Potassium: 1028mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 7150IU | Vitamin C: 25.7mg | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 3.7mg