BBQ Chicken Salad with Avocado-Poblano Dressing

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (10)Loading... Leave a comment

Total Time: 30 min

Prep Time:

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 220
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 240mg
Total Carbs 11g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 16g
Potassium 470mg

Vitamin A 1177 IU; Vitamin C 29 mg; Calcium 34 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 1 IU; Folate 70 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.5 g.

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

A creamy avocado poblano dressing accents this easy-to-make BBQ chicken salad created by New Orleans chef Susan Spicer.

Start cooking

Serves: 4

Creamy Avocado Poblano Dressing 1 poblano chile (charred, stemmed, seeded, and peeled), chopped* 2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seed and diced 2 Tbsp. lime juice 2 Tbsp. chopped scallion greens 1 clove garlic 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. sour cream or buttermilk As needed Salt to taste As needed Water BBQ Chicken Salad 2 cups diced barbecued chicken meat (from leftovers or a store-bought roasted chicken) 1 cup corn kernels* (from corn grilled in the husk then shucked and cut off the cob 1/4 cup thinly sliced celery or celery hearts 3 scallions, thinly sliced 1 head Bibb lettuce, broken into leaves, washed and dried As needed Creamy Avocado Poblano Dressing (see make-ahead recipe, above) 1 ear of corn (yields about ½ cup of corn kernels)

Creamy Avocado Poblano Dressing Instructions:

  1. Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Adjust seasonings as necessary and thin with water or additional buttermilk if desired.
*Chef’s note: taste a portion of the poblano. Some are spicier than others, so adjust the amount accordingly. If it’s really spicy you might not want to use it all).

BBQ Chicken Salad Instructions:

  1. Toss all ingredients in a salad bowl, and then toss in dressing or serve dressing on the side.

* Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger avocados, adjust the quantity accordingly.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

There are hundreds of avocado varieties grown in California, and to avoid injury you should never cut an avocado while holding it your hand.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


Other Topics