Who doesn’t like barbecued chicken during the summer? Tossing it in with some lower carb vegetables and turkey bacon makes for a salad that will be popular with the entire family. Serve it with some whole wheat garlic bread, if desired.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Serving Size: 2 cups
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
¼ cup barbeque sauce
4 pieces turkey bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
2 carrots, shredded
16 ounce bag chopped romaine lettuce
½ medium red onion (or 1 small), small dice
1 large cucumber, small dice
1 large tomato, seeded and small dice
½ teaspoon salt (optional)
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ cup fat-free poppy seed dressing
Recipe Cost: $9.93
From graduation parties, to Fourth of July picnics, to good old-fashioned backyard barbeques – we can help celebrate summer with healthy and fun food!
Planning a summer picnic or barbeque? Consider offering some dishes that are on the lighter side.
Photo: Budget-Friendly BBQ Chicken Salad. PNC Photography: Photographer: Peter Papoulakos
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