Meal Kit

BBQ Chicken Ranch Salad

with homemade tortilla strips and 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
All ingredients are individually packaged, but our central facility is not certified allergen-free. Furthermore, ingredient contents may vary. Please check recipe cards and ingredient packaging for allergens and nutrition facts. If you have serious allergies, please use your best judgment or consult a health professional to decide if our meals are safe for you!
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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)

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

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
    624
  • Carbohydrates
    34g
  • Fat
    33g
  • Protein
    47g
  • Sodium
    1706mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 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.

  • If using salmon fillets, pat dry and season flesh side with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instructions as chicken in Steps 3 and 5, 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 Steps 3 and 5, 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. Cut tortillas in half and then into ½" strips. Core tomato and cut into ½" dice. Pat chicken dry and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  2. 2

    Cook the Onions

    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 1 tsp. olive oil. Add onions and a pinch of salt to hot pan. Stir occasionally until onions are caramelized, 6-8 minutes. Remove from burner and transfer onions to a mixing bowl to cool. Set aside. While onions cook, cook chicken.

  3. 3

    Cook the Chicken

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 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

    Fry the Tortillas

    Line a plate with a paper towel. Return pan used to cook chicken to medium heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Working in batches, add tortilla strips to hot pan and fry until golden brown, 1-2 minutes per side. Remove fried tortillas to towel-lined plate.

  5. 5

    Toss Salad and Finish Dish

    Add romaine, spinach, cheese, garlic salt, caramelized onions, and tomatoes to another mixing bowl and toss with dressing until combined. Plate dish as pictured on front of card, topping salad with chicken and tortilla strips. Bon appétit!

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