Southwestern Tender Salad

This tasty Southwestern tender salad recipe is kicked up a notch with chipotle BBQ sauce. It's quick and easy to prepare on a busy night.


8 oz.

Chicken tender, from the deli, cut in half inch pieces


Medium head iceberg lettuce, chopped

1, 10-12oz. bag

Mixed salad lettuces


Medium roma tomatoes, diced

1/2 cup

Frozen corn, thawed, rinsed, drained

1, 15 oz. can

Black beans, rinsed and drained


Red onion diced

1, 8oz. bag

Shredded four cheese blend, Mexican style but w/o seasonings for tacos

1/4 cup

Chipotle BBQ sauce

1/4 to 1/2 cup

Prepared southwestern ranch salad dressing


  1. Heat chicken tenders, cut into half inch chunks and warm BBQ sauce.

  2. Rinse all veggies and lettuces first and drain thoroughly. Chop and toss lettuce with salad mix and arrange on salad plates or bowls for dinner size salads.

  3. Chop and divide diced tomatoes evenly over salads. Evenly distribute corn, black beans and red onion over salad. Sprinkle nice portion of shredded cheese over salads.

  4. Just before serving, dredge chicken tenders in BBQ sauce and distribute evenly over center of salads, or arrange sections as desired.

  5. Serve with salad dressing on side and offer BBQ sauce as well.