Quick and Easy Low Calorie Warm Barbecue Chicken Salad

Low Calorie Barbecue Chicken SaladOur Registered Dietitian shares a quick dinner salad using our Clean Eating Homemade Barbecue Sauce. This recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes for a quick, weeknight dinner that will satisfy your barbecue craving with just 280 calories per serving. I use shredded green leaf lettuce as the base for this salad instead of iceberg because the green leaf is a better source of nutrients, including Vitamins A and K. You’ll get tons of filling fiber and hardly any calories from the lettuce. This recipe also uses shredded rotisserie chicken, which is a go-to ingredient for me in the summer when I don’t want to fire up the oven and heat up the whole house. Just be sure to remove all the skin to save on those calories and saturated fat. I also topped this salad with some cooked and crumbled bacon, because what isn’t better with bacon? Just stick with center-cut bacon, which has just 29 calories per slice.

Low Calorie BBQ Chicken Salad
  • 6 slices center-cut bacon
  • 12 cups shredded romaine or green leaf lettuce
  • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • 11/2 cups shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • ¾ cup barbecue sauce
  1. Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp; drain and crumble bacon.
  2. Layer lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, cheese and green onions evenly on 6 dinner plates.
  3. Drizzle each serving with 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce.

Have you tried the Low Calorie meal plan, written by our Registered Dietitian? Each simple and tasty meal has less than 500 calories per serving.

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