Salad bars at home are a fun way to get your kids excited about eating their greens. My kids come up with some crazy ideas and even though their ingredients aren’t for everyone (not all of us like oatmeal sprinkled on their salad like our two year old does) this forces them to be creative about their healthy eating. Recently my daughter tried a BBQ chicken chopped salad and suggested we try her own creation at home. Sure enough it was a hit. Get the kidtastic BBQ chicken chopped salad bar how to after the jump…
Cooking the corn. Tomato thief!
Salad bar fixin’s. You are drooling on your keyboard.
BBQ Chicken Chop Salad Bar Recipe
2 chicken breasts cooked and basted with BBQ sauce
1 bag of romaine lettuce
1 bag frozen corn
20 basil leaves washed and cut into a chiffonade
1 jicama chopped into matchsticks
1 can black beans, drained
2 tomatoes chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Start by cooking your chicken – I like to cut the breasts into thinner, smaller pieces and bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes in a baking pan with lots of BBQ sauce. Then I take it out to the preheated 400 degree F grill and place it on the grill for 2 minutes, then flip for another minute or so. Now my chicken is moist with grill marks. While the chicken is cooking in the oven pour half the bag of frozen corn into a skillet and cook for 7 – 8 minutes over medium. Prep the jicama, tomatoes, and basil and place all of the ingredients into small bowls, the lettuce in a large bowl, and the chicken on a plate. Now watch as your kids go wild for the ingredients! Serve with light ranch dressing and BBQ sauce. Makes 4 salads.