WW Recipe of the Day: Easy Barbecue Ranch Chicken Salad
Today I'm sharing a recipe for BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad that is as light and healthy as it is delicious. Crispy lettuce topped with chopped chicken breast, tomatoes, corn, black beans, tomatoes and drizzled with BBQ sauce and light ranch dressing, this salad is as good tasting as it is good for you.
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This healthy, flavorful salad comes together quickly and is guaranteed to be a hit with your entire family. It is a lot cheaper and lower in calories than the kind served up in your favorite restaurant - like Wendy's or Cheesecake factory - too!
As soon as I saw it in MPM 12 Week Meal Planning Bundle (affiliate link), an incredible resource filled with family friendly Weight Watchers meal plans, recipes and grocery lists, I knew I wanted to try it.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Salad?
According to my calculations each serving has 320 calories and
6 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
3 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
8 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
This recipe is a great way to use up leftover grilled chicken or rotisserie chicken. While it is delicious all year long, I especially enjoy making it in summer when corn and tomatoes are at their peak of flavor.
Though the original recipe is written for four servings, I changed it up for one.
To keep the calories low and Weight Watchers salad I opt for reduced fat cheese and light yogurt based dressing like the one from Bolthouse Farms. (You'll find it your grocery store's refrigerated section.)
Of course you should feel free to change up the ingredients to suit your tastes and what you have on hand. Here are some ideas...
Recipe Additions & Variations
Chopped avocado, chopped fresh cilantro, chopped cucumber, etc.
Chopped fresh or pickled jalapeno peppers.
Omit the chicken and add more beans.
WW Simply Filling:
Use fat-free cheese and ranch dressing and sugar free barbecue sauce
If you like this BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad, be sure to check out my other Weight Watchers friendly recipes including: WW Favorite Chicken Salad Recipes, Mediterranean Couscous Chicken Salad, Chicken Salad with Apples & Cranberries, Skinny Grilled Chicken Greek Salad, WW Crunchy Asian Salad with Chicken
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BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad Recipe
- 2 cups chopped lettuce (romaine, iceberg, green leaf, etc)
- ½ cup chopped or sliced cooked chicken breast
- 1 small tomato, chopped
- 2 tablespoons sliced scallions
- ¼ cup black beans
- ⅓ cup corn kernels
- 2 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoons light ranch dressing (such as Bolthouse Farms)
- 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce
- Place lettuce in a plate or in a bowl.
- Top with the chicken, scallions, tomato, black beans and corn. Sprinkle with cheese.
- Drizzle with BBQ sauce and dressing.
Source: MPM 12 Week Meal Planning Bundle (affiliate link), an incredible resource filled with family friendly Weight Watchers meal plans, recipes and grocery lists.
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
More Barbecue Chicken Salads for You to Consider:
- BBQ Chicken Salad (SkinnyTaste)
- CPK's Barbecue Chicken Chopped Salad Made Skinny (Skinny Kitchen)
- BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad in a Jar (Hungry Girl)
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