BBQ Chicken Salad with Lime Dressing

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 6 chicken thighs
  • ¼ cup Sensations by Compliments Spirited Mickie
    Sweet & Tangy Bourbon BBQ Sauce, divided
    60 mL
  • 3 tbsp lime juice 45 mL
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 30 mL
  • ½ tsp ground cumin 2 mL
  • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed 250 mL
  • ½ red pepper, seeded, thinly sliced
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, plus extra for garnish 125 mL
  • 4½ cups baby spinach 1.125 L

Directions

  • Step 1

    Toss chicken with 2 tbsp (30 mL) barbecue sauce in large bowl. Place skin-side down on grill preheated to medium-high. Cook with lid closed, about 15 min. Turn chicken pieces over. Cook about another 10 min until chicken is cooked through, or instant-read thermometer registers 165°F (74°C) in thickest part of chicken. Remove from grill.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, in large serving bowl, whisk together lime juice, olive oil and cumin. Add black beans, red pepper, onion and cilantro. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    Remove and discard skin and bones from chicken. Shred meat; mix with remaining 2 tbsp (30 mL) barbecue sauce.

  • Step 4

    Toss spinach with bean mixture. Divide onto 4 plates. Top with chicken mixture and garnish with extra cilantro. For added flavour, serve topped with sliced avocado, shredded pepper jack cheese and crushed tortilla chips.

Tip

Substitute 2 cups (500 mL) leftover cooked chicken or turkey for chicken thighs.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/4 of the recipe)
  • Calories 350
  • Fat 20 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.5 g
  • Carbs 21 g
  • Sugar 7 g
  • Protein 24 g
  • Cholesterol 115 mg
  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sodium 380 mg