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I love the idea of serving crockpot BBQ chicken for the Superbowl or any large gathering, because it really is so easy to put together! I also love that it's versatile enough to make three different types of food that will hopefully satisfy all your guests! The classic BBQ chicken sandwich, BBQ nachos, and BBQ chicken salad! showmetheyummy.com #bbq #bbqchickensalad #bbqchickensandwich #nachos #superbowl #bbqchicken
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5 from 6 votes

BBQ Chicken Salad

This BBQ chicken salad is easy, healthy, filling...and...oh yea...delicious! Everyone went back for seconds and wanted the recipe. It's the perfect meal to feed your guests without having to spend precious time slaving away in the kitchen.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 10 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq sauce, light, shredded chicken
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 457kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts*

BBQ Sauce

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 squirts Sriracha or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup yogurt styled ranch dressing I used Bolthouse
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1-2 whole limes juiced (Start with one and add more based on consistency and taste)
  • 1-2 handfuls cilantro (again, start with one and add more based on taste)

Mix Ins

  • 1 (10 oz) bag romaine lettuce
  • 1 (15 oz) can corn drained, rinsed, and salted to taste
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans drained, rinsed, and salted to taste
  • tortilla chips


BBQ and Chicken

  • Start by making your BBQ sauce. Place all ingredients into a medium sized saucepan and bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally. Let cool slightly, before placing a thin layer on the bottom of a lightly greased crockpot/slow cooker.
  • Place chicken breasts, in a single layer, on top. Place more BBQ on top of the chicken, reserving 1/2 cup for later. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours. When the chicken is fully cooked, shred the chicken in the crockpot, and stir in more BBQ sauce if it's too dry.
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  • Place yogurt styled ranch dressing, sour cream, lime juice, and cilantro into your blender and blend until smooth. Place in an airtight container in the fridge until ready for use.
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  • Place romaine lettuce in individual bowls. Layer black beans and corn, a little of the ranch dressing, the shredded chicken, crushed tortilla chips, and then more dressing on top!
  • Enjoy!
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*Store dressing and salad separately.


Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 1195mg | Potassium: 1040mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 3502IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 3mg