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BBQ Shredded Chicken Salad

Updated: Apr 8, 2021

A protein packed bowl that will brighten any lunch or weeknight dinner


Makes enough for 2-3 salads


Ingredients:

- 1-2 lb chicken breast

- salt, pepper to taste

- 1 TSBP garlic powder

- 1 bag mixed greens (or 3-4 cups lettuce of choice)

- 1 medium cucumber, sliced

- 1/4 red onion, sliced or diced

- 1-2 medium sweet potatoes, diced

- 1-2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

- BBQ sauce (I go with Stubb's or a local place if we have some)


Optional Adds:

- 1 avocado, sliced

- 2-3 TBSP shredded cheese

- dressing


For the chicken in the slow cooker:

- place 1-2 lbs of chicken into the bottom of your slow cooker

- season with salt, pepper, garlic powder

- cover chicken with just enough water to submerge

- cook on high for 4 hours or low for 7 hours

- drain the chicken of excess liquid and shred with two forks

- transfer to a mixing bowl

- mix shredded chicken with 1 cup of BBQ sauce or more if desired

Store in airtight container, will last for 4-5 days in the fridge.


Roast the sweet potato:

- preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line a small baking sheet with tin foil

- wash and dice sweet potato into evenly sized pieces (the closer the pieces are in size the more evenly they will roast!)

- transfer to a foil lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and a sprinkle of salt, toss to coat

- roast in the oven for 10-15min flipping halfway through or until fork tender and beginning to brown


Assembly:

- layer your greens in the bottom of your salad bowl

- top with sliced cucumber, red onion, roasted sweet potato, and BBQ chicken

- optionally add cheese, avocado, or a drizzle of your favorite creamy dressing (we love Bolthouse Farms Ranch)


*Make Ahead: I recommend making the chicken and sweet potato ahead of time if you're going to use this recipe for a fast lunch or weeknight dinner. Store the chicken and potatoes separately in airtight containers - they will last up to 5 days in the fridge. When you are ready to use you can reheat them the microwave, or my personal favorite the toaster oven before assembling your salad bowl.


Tag me on IG @Mars.the.RD if you try it out!




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