Meal Kit

BBQ Chicken Ranch Salad

with caramelized onions

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 5 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Eggs

Calories Conscious
Carb Conscious
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We don't often bring you anything as direct and simple as a dinner salad. (Other than our amazing entrée salads, scroll down!) But here, direct and simple are code words for amazing, as we combine BBQ chicken and tangy ranch with caramelized onions, fried tortillas, cheese, and a dash of garlic salt. Direct and simple, delightful and sublime… all in one salad.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 oz. Baby Spinach
  • 1 Romaine Heart
  • 1 oz. Smoky BBQ Sauce
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Salt
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 1 oz. Tortilla Strips
  • Info
    1 oz. Shredded Cheddar-Jack Cheese
  • Info
    3 oz. Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • 12 oz. Diced Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    611
  • Carbohydrates
    29g
  • Fat
    36g
  • Protein
    41g
  • Sodium
    1691mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Microwave-Safe Bowl
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using whole chicken breasts, pat dry and, on a separate cutting board, cut into 1” dice. Follow same instructions as diced chicken

  • If using salmon fillets, pat dry and season flesh side with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as chicken in Step 3, cooking until salmon reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes per side.

  • If using steak strips, separate into a single layer, pat dry, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as chicken in Step 3, stirring occasionally until no pink remains and steak reaches minimum internal temperature, 4-6 minutes. Rest, 3 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Hold romaine heart at root end and chop coarsely.
    Halve and peel onion. Slice halves into thin strips. Core tomato and cut into ½" dice. Pat chicken dry, and season with a pinch of pepper.

  2. 2

    Cook the Onion

    Place onion in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave until softened, 4-5 minutes. Place a medium non-stick pan over medium heat and add ½ tsp. olive oil. Add onion and a pinch of salt to hot pan. Stir occasionally until onion is browned, 6-8 minutes. Remove from burner and transfer onion to a plate or bowl. Let cool, at least 5 minutes. While onion cooks, cook chicken.

  3. 3

    Cook the Chicken

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add ½ tsp. olive oil. Add chicken to hot pan and cook undisturbed until lightly charred, 3-5 minutes. Then stir occasionally until browned all over and chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 3-5 minutes. Remove from burner and stir in BBQ sauce. Transfer chicken to a plate. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  4. 4

    Make the Salad

    To a large mixing bowl, add romaine, spinach, cheese, garlic salt, caramelized onion, tomatoes, and dressing. Toss or gently stir until combined.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping salad with chicken and tortilla strips. Bon appétit!

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