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Spicy Barbecue Chicken Salad

An easy chicken and bacon salad, featuring a sweet and spicy barbecue dressing.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken
Servings: 2


  • 1 medium chicken breast trimmed and pounded to 1/2-inch thickness
  • 2-3 slices thick cut bacon
  • lettuce
  • Monterey jack cheese
  • Seasoned tortilla strips
  • 1/3 C Barbecue sauce
  • 2 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder


  • In a medium skillet over medium heat, cook bacon. Drain on a paper towel.
  • Lightly season chicken breast on both sides with salt and pepper. Using the same skillet, cook over medium heat, flipping halfway through or roughly 5 minutes per side. Chicken should no longer be pink in the center when sliced.
  • Chop bacon and slice chicken into strips.
  • Prepare dressing: in a small bowl mix together barbecue sauce, lemon juice, pepper, cayenne and garlic powder.
  • Arrange lettuce. Top off with cheese, bacon, chicken and tortilla strips. Drizzle entire salad with barbecue dressing.
  • Store any remaining dressing in the fridge.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel