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BBQ Chicken Salad with Avocado-Poblano Dressing

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Total Time:

30min

Prep Time:

30min

Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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220
Calories
14 g
Total Fat
3 g
Dietary Fiber
16 g
Protein
11 g
Total Carbs
 BBQ Chicken Salad with Avocado-Poblano Dressing

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

Ingredients

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

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

Instructions

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.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 220
Total Fat 14 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.5 mg
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 16 g
Total Carbs 11 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 240 mg
Potassium 470 mg
Total Sugar 2 g

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.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Susan Spicer

Chef Susan Spicer

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