Well my friends, Jamie Cooks It Up! has been under a bit of construction this week!
I have been fiddling, and googling, and researching, and tweaking and rearranging. The goal was to make things a bit more clear! I was shooting for easier to read, easier to search, easier to follow.
I am very happy with the result.
I hope you will find things a bit more clear!
If you don’t find it to be an improvement,
just nod your head anyway, put on a happy face
and try to act pleasant.
If you usually search for recipes by clicking on the list I had along my side bar, just tilt your eyes up a wee bit and notice that the recipe box is up top now underneath the header. All you have to do is click on the word RECIPE and all of the categories will appear.
The easiest way to find a recipe, however is to type the keywords into the search box you see right up top.
I hope things are a bit more accessible to you all.
However, with all of these changes the print button that I had added to the bottom of each post has been lost. I’m so sorry to those of you who were enjoying using it. To be honest, I wasn’t entirely pleased with how it printed things off. It had a few kinks in it.
I am in the process of adding a different print device. Watch for it in up coming posts! On to the recipe.
Some where in the back of my mind,
I remember someone telling me about a salad like this….
A salad that combined the yummy ranch flavor we all love so much,
(ok, maybe not those of you who are extremely classy)
and the great flavors of BBQ sauce.
I was thinking about how yummy those two just might be if their worlds were to collide. So, I gave into my need to experiment
and I do believe we have a keeper, my friends.
A keeper, in deed.
(I ate it for lunch 3 days last week!)
This would be a great salad to bring to your next potluck get together, or just to make as a main course salad to feed your family for dinner. It comes together pretty quickly
and buddies up to summer time
as a perfect match.
Hope your summertime might include some beautiful scenery….
some roasted marshmallow eatin’…..
and hot dogs a-roastin’……
Happy Forth of July everyone! Have a safe holiday! Don’t let any sparklers burn a hole in your fun, now. See you back here next week for some great summer time recipes.
BBQ-Ranch Chicken Salad
Yield: 15 servings
Time: 40 minutes
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
2 bags Spring Mix lettuce
1/2 bunch cilantro
1/2 bunch green onions
1 can black beans, drained
1 can corn, drained
1 red pepper, chopped
2 C cheddar cheese
1 bag corn chips
4 chicken breasts
1/2 C BBQ sauce
1 1/2 C ranch dressing (I just buy the big bottle from Costco)
3/4 C BBQ Sauce (Sweet Baby Rays is my fave)
Note: You can certainly make smaller amounts of this salad and dressing. When measuring ingredients for the dressing just include 2 parts ranch to 1 part BBQ Sauce and you’ll be good to go.
1. Throw your chicken into a 9×13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Pour your BBQ sauce over the top. Bake at 400 for about 25-30 minutes. When it has cooled, chop it into 1 inch pieces.
2. Chop up your lettuce greens, cilantro, and green onion and place in a large bow. I planted all of these in my garden this year. It’s been fun to be able to go out and pick them as I like, however they are all spring time lovers and are shriveling up in this new heat. Hoping to plant them again in August.
3. Add your corn, beans, and chopped red pepper to the salad greens. Add your chicken, chips, cheese, and squirt your lime all over the top.
4. Mix the dressing ingredients together and let folks put it on themselves.
NOTE: If you are taking this to a pot luck, don’t add the chicken, chips, cheese, or lime until just before serving. It will get all soggy, and you don’t want that. I haven’t met a soggy salad that won many reviews, have you?