Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

This Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing is basically a bunch of my favorite ingredients all piled on a bed of lettuce!


This recipe is soooo easy and soooo so good. Basically a bunch of my favorite ingredients and flavors all piled on top of a bed of lettuce. Which makes it a salad. Which makes it healthy. Right? Right.


You already know I love cilantro with a passion unparalleled (just check out these quesadillas or this incredible 30 minute shrimp pad thai for proof!) and you are also aware of my fondness of avocados (enter tangy bacon feta quacamole here).


But did you know that I crave black beans regularly? No, you probably didn’t. But one look at this Mexican Volcano Dip and these Pineapple Mesquite Chicken Wraps will tell all.

And this summer I’ve fallen in love. With grilled corn. Ohhhh my. I’m not sure how I lived so many years of my life not grilling corn. I mean, how on earth was I eating it before?? I can’t even remember. All I can think is grill it grill it grill it……


And I really really like barbecue flavors. Remember those Chipotle BBQ Burgers? Yeah. Barbecue heaven.

This salad has all of those flavors guys. So naturally it must be insanely delicious. And the best part is the slow cooker. Just threw it in the pot on my way out the door the other morning. Done deal. BBQ chicken salad for dinner. Loved it. Try it, you will too!!!


 

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

This salad is basically a bunch of my favorite ingredients all piled on a bed of lettuce!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq, Chicken, salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 2-3 chicken breasts, frozen
  • 3 cups bbq sauce, divided
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 large ears of corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce

Avocado Dressing

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Add chicken, 2 cups bbq sauce, and water to your slow cooker. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or 4 hours on high. 30 minutes before serving, drain the liquid from the slow cooker, then return to low heat and add 1 cup bbq sauce and 1/2 teaspoon salt. 
  • Brush corn with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat until slightly charred. Cut off the kernels and set aside. 
  • Cook beans over medium heat with cayenne pepper and onion powder. Top lettuce with chicken, black beans, and corn. 
  • For the dressing, puree all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy. Drizzle over salad. Top with fresh cilantro, if desired. 

 

Dressing slightly adapted from Shared Appetite.

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This salad looks very scrumptious and the combination of flavours and textures is amazing!
Cheers,
Lia.

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