Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Summer Staple

My mom used to make this salad growing up and I think it was the only green salad we ate at our house. We had a ton of pasta salad and such, but not much green salad. It is delicious!

Barbecue Ranch Chicken Salad

1/2-1 lb Bacon
1/2-1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
2-4 hard boiled eggs
1 head lettuce (I prefer romaine or green leaf, but we grew up on iceberg)
shredded carrots, chopped tomatoes, or anything else you like on your salads.

1 part Ranch Dressing
1 part Barbecue Sauce
Mix together in small bowl.

Cook then drain the bacon. Chop it up when cool.
Drain all but a tablespoon or so of bacon grease. Cook your chicken till done. (You could grill the chicken too if you want to.)
Chop up your chicken into bite size pieces. (You could also chop it before you cook it. It works both ways.)
Chop the hard boiled eggs into bits size pieces.

Add all the ingredients to a large bowl of lettuce. Toss salad. Serve with the dressing above.

My mom used to mix the dressing into the salad, but we serve it on the side. that way if there is leftovers the lettuce does not get all wilty. The dressing may sound odd too, but it is really what makes the salad. Try it, it is delicious!

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