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Chipotle BBQ Chicken Salad with Tomatillo Avocado Ranch

Chipotle BBQ Chicken Salad with Tomatillo Avocado Ranch is WAY better than your favorite restaurant salad at a fraction of the cost tossed with tender chipotle barbecue chicken and the most intoxicating dressing EVER! This BBQ Chicken Salad is is Ah-mazing!    I was going for a CPK Copycat but I think your taste buds will agree this salad is even better!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8



  • 1 large head romaine lettuce chopped, about 8 cups
  • fresh corn kernels from 1 ear of corn
  • 1/2 cup jicama, peeled and chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3/4 cup black beans,, drained and rinsed
  • 1 mango, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced


  • 1/2 cup roasted and salted sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • tortilla strips


  • Prepare 5 Minute Blender Tomatillo Ranch according to directions. Best chilled before serving.
  • Prepare Chipotle Chicken according to directions. Chop cooked chicken into bite size pieces and toss with 1/4 cup barbecue sauce or enough to generously coat.
  • To assemble, add the Salad Ingredients, chicken, cheese and sunflower seeds to a large bowl and toss to combine. Garnish individual servings with tortilla strips and drizzle with dressing.