Barbecue Chicken Salad

One of my favorite restaurant salads is the barbecue chicken salad from CPK.  The pizza is pretty good too!  We decided to recreate it several weeks ago and I still dream about it now.  It's light and zesty...a nice reprieve from the dreary winter months.  

As with most of my "true" recipes, since we made it on the fly, the amounts are guestiments.  Guess accordingly.


tomatoes, diced
avocados, diced
white corn {one can}
red onion, finely diced
black beans {one can, drained}
cilantro {washed and finely chopped}
BBQ sauce {I prefer mine more tangy than sweet}
light ranch dressing


Grilled chicken and then cube and dress in BBQ sauce.  Combine lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, corn, onion, and black beans {you can follow this recipe for a yummy salsa}.  Toss and coat salad with ranch dressing.  Add chicken and cilantro and drizzle  extra BBQ sauce on top.  You can serve with tortilla strips for an extra crunch.

Pretty simple, but amazingly delicious!

xo natasha


  1. That looks fantastic. I have never been to a CPK!

  2. this looks delish -- I must try making this asap! xo

  3. I'm going to have to try this. It's the only thing I order every time we go to CPK!

  4. I'm so glad you posted this recipe! I have been craving the BBQ Chicken Salad from CPK it's one of my favorites!

  5. Oooh seriously looks so so good! Hope you are having a great week Natasha!

  6. oh yum def making this! i know the hubby will be good with this kind of a salad for dinner :)

  7. This look amazing! My H is not normally a salad guy but I feel like he'd be ok with this one. :) Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Yum. Need to remember this for those summer nights when a salad would be so refreshing!!

  9. Oh my goodness, BBQ salads are my absolute favorite. My birthday is coming up on Thursday and I'm going to ask hubby for this.

  10. This is my absolute favorite salad- I crave it and have to get it when I'm in Raleigh! We have to make this- thanks for sharing how you fixed yours!

  11. Looks yummy! My hubby is into salads lately so I sill be making this for sure. Thanks for the recipe Natasha!

  12. Yum, I love that salad too! Isn't it fun being able to re-create your favorite restaurant foods? Especially when you can do it a little healthier than the original version.

  13. Yum! I love that salad there too, it is so good. Big thank you for recreating it for me!

  14. This is a must try...putting this on my nest weeks rotation!