Noodles and Company makes a delicious backyard bbq chicken salad which is closer to a cole slaw than a salad but it is still very good. But I felt this is something I can do at home and not have to pay the money for it so I did myself. FYI I eye ball most of my cooking these are rough estimates of what I do in the kitchen. You can always adjust to your taste don’t have to follow my measurements. Have fun trying to make this delicious summer time salad.
Cole Slaw Dressing
1/2 cup of mayo
1 tsp of celery salt
2 tsp of cider vinegar
1 tsp of dry mustard
sprinkle some crush black pepper
2 Tsp of sugar ( 2 TBL if you like it sweeter)
and mxi together and let it sit in the fridge for about 1 hour or more. Over night is even better.
BBQ Chicken Salad time
1 large chicken breast
1/2 cup of your favorite bbq sauce
2 grilled corn ears ( cooked can corn is fine too)
half of washed red cabbage
2 heads of Romaine lettuce ( wash it please let it dry)
2 tomatoes whatever kind you like ( i like the large sandwich kind)
Procedure: Provided you already made the cole slaw dressing you can go ahead and make your salad.
Step 1 — Take all the veggies slice them all into bite size pieces. Wash all veggies thoroughly allow the to dry properly in colanders. Except the corn. Take the corn out of the silk but leave it in its husk and soak them for about 20 minutes to get moisture. Melt some butter and brush butter with salt and pepper on it before you grill it. If you’re working with can born steam at usual or boil it and drain it add some butter and salt and pepper to the cooked corn place it aside to cool down.
Step 2 — Take the chicken breast trim off any fat and butterfly the chicken breast and marinade it with a little olive oil salt and black pepper ( white pepper is fine too) Cover with plastic wrap allow it to sit in the fridge for 1 hour or more but if you’re going to grill or cook it sooner left on the counter or 3o minutes is fine.
Step 3 — Grill the chicken breast only take 15 minutes total. If you can’t grill the chicken you can bake it in the oven at 425 for about 17 minutes. Chicken breast cooks faster than dark meat on a chicken. After it is cooked allow it to cool down cube it or you can shredded it and put some bbq sauce over it and mix it together well. Set it aside for later use.
Step 4 — Arranging the salad time
1 take the romaine lettuce ( chopped) place it into the salad bowl next add the rest of the sliced veggies, like cabbage, corn and tomatoes in the center then add the chicken and drizzle the cole slaw dressing.
2 Take a pair of salad tones and from the center of the salad bowl toss the salad slowly so that you don’t accidentally toss food out of the salad bowl. Enjoy!