Kickin' Chicken Salad with BBQ Ranch Dressing Recipe -
Kickin' Chicken Salad with BBQ Ranch Dressing Recipe
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Kickin' Chicken Salad with BBQ Ranch Dressing

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"Marinating chicken with a Cajun seasoning blend gives this salad a kicked up Louisiana flavor."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    2 hrs 50 mins


  1. Mix Cajun spices and black pepper in small bowl. Reserve half of the mixture for the onions. Season chicken thighs with 1/2 of spice mixture and refrigerate 2 hours.
  2. Light grill using Kingsford briquets. When coals turn to a white ash, add a handful of pre-soaked Kingsford Hickory Chips. Brush grill grate with oil or coat with nonstick spray.
  3. Place chicken on grill over indirect heat, covered for 25 - 30 minutes, or until temperature reaches 175 degrees F - 180 degrees F.
  4. Rub reserved spice mixture on both sides of onion rings and place on grill with chicken for the last 15 - 20 minutes, until tender but still crispy.
  5. Remove chicken and onions from grill. Discard chicken skin and remove meat from bone, leaving it in large pieces. Set aside.
  6. In a large bowl, mix lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, olives and cheese. Top with chicken and onion rings. Drizzle with BBQ sauce and ranch dressing and line potato chips around outside of bowl.
  7. Serve immediately.
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  • *May substitute with two chicken breasts. Grill chicken breasts over direct heat about 24 - 30 minutes.
  • Recipe created by chef Tenney Flynn of Zydeque on behalf of the makers of Kingsford® Charcoal

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Aug 16, 2011

Wow - this is one "Kickin' Chicken Salad"! It's so easy to prepare and tastes great! It has a wonderful Cajun spice that provides a nice amount of heat that gets cooled down with a creamy Ranch dressing. I used "Cajun Spice Mix" by Bobbie Jean from this site and left out the additional black pepper. I also used bonless chicken breasts. We grilled these and during the last few minutes of grilled basted with a bit of KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce. We then combined all the salad ingredients and added some sliced cucumber and used croutons instead of potato chips. Overall, very tasty!

Oct 12, 2011

i used the chicken recipe as is with boneless chicken breasts and served my salad on the side. i seasoned my chicken as the recipe states with a home made cajun seasoning blend and let sit in the refrigerator until dinner about 4 hours. i brushed my chicken with a bacon onion bottled ranch dressing placed the seasoned onions on top and then the bbq sauce about half way through cooking. it turned out amazing. a really good way to season chicken and the onions were very good. next time ill try the salad but we needed something more filling last night thank you so much!


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  • Calories
  • 869 kcal
  • 43%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 54.8 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 144 mg
  • 48%
  • Fat
  • 54.9 g
  • 84%
  • Fiber
  • 7.3 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 44.5 g
  • 89%
  • Sodium
  • 2632 mg
  • 105%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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