Barbecue BLT Chicken Salad Recipe

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"My family requests this satisfying salad often," says Kathleen Williams of Maryville, Tennessee. "Barbecue sauce gives the dressing an unexpected tang."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:5 servings
Healthy Quick Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, sliced
  • 5 cups torn salad greens
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 191 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 457 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable 1 fat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, lemon juice, pepper and salt. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Just before serving, combine the chicken, tomatoes and celery; stir in dressing. Serve over salad greens; sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Barbecue BLT Chicken Salad in Light & Tasty February/March 2002, p46

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2008

"Great any time of year, but especially good on a summer night when its too hot to really barbecue, but that's what your craving!"

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