BBQ Chopped Chicken, Bacon & Apple Salad

bbqchoppedsaladmain Chopped salads are popping up all over the interweb.  And every time I see one I think to myself, “Ooh I’ve got to make one!”  I love chopped salads.  Forkfuls of finely chopped romaine lettuce loaded with lots of yummy toppings and plenty of dressing are just the best kind of salads.   Don’t you think?  

I finally got around to making this version of a chopped salad that I absolutely love.  Like really, really love.  I added a few of my favorite salad mix-ins that really just make it sooo good. 


Like bbq chicken-  bbq chicken in salads is one of my favs.   

And apples- I love the texture of crisp and crunchy apples in a salad.

Bacon, of course- because every good salad needs bacon.  Duh.   

Avocado- for the same reason as the bacon.

And blue cheese-  because I love its sharp flavor and the depth it gives a bowl of crunchy lettuce.   


 And all of the flavors and crunchy textures are just perfect together.   Everything is tossed together with a little more bbq sauce and  olive oil + balsamic vinegar to taste.  All of the chopping can be a bit time consuming but it’s well worth it.  So get choppin’.  I have a feeling this one’s going to be a repeat around here.  We loved it.  Ate it all.  And immediately wished we had more.  

Ps.  this makes two  really large salads.  Hope you’re hungry. 

BBQ Chopped Chicken, Bacon & Apple Salad
Serves 2
A delicious, hearty chopped salad loaded with bbq chicken, bacon, and crispy sweet apples.
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Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
10 min
  1. 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  2. 3-4 tbsp barbecue sauce for coating the chicken (plus extra for drizzling on the salad)
  3. 4 cups finely chopped romaine lettuce
  4. 1 green apple, cored and chopped
  5. 1 fuji apple, cored and chopped
  6. 1 ripe avocado, pitted and sliced
  7. 2-3 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  8. 2 tbsp chopped green onion
  9. 3-4 tbsp crumbled blue cheese
  10. 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  11. 2-3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  12. salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cut chicken into one-inch cubes and season with salt and pepper. Coat a large skillet with olive oil and heat over medium heat and cook chicken until all sides are browned and cooked through. Remove from heat and toss chicken together with 3-4 tbsp of barbecue sauce and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl toss together the chopped lettuce, bbq chicken, chopped apples, avocado, bacon crumbles, blue cheese crumbles and green onion. Drizzle with another 2 tbsp barbecue sauce plus extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste. Season with salt and pepper. Divide into two bowls and serve.
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  1. Deborah May 21, 2013

    I am all over this!! Love the apple in it – gotta make this!

    • Kristy May 21, 2013

      Your chopped salad inspired me:)

  2. WOW. I’m all over this. It’s amazing!

  3. Ooh, I can’t get enough chopped salads! This is a great idea! I am all over the different textures and flavors!

  4. I haven’t made avchopped salad in ages! I love the flavor combos, Kristy – so many of my favorite. I love apples in salad :)

  5. Ari @ Ari's Menu May 22, 2013

    YES! This is totally my type of meal!! It looks amazing!

  6. Rachel @ Bakerita May 22, 2013

    I’m so loving this salad! It looks so good, and you’re right, I never make chopped salads at home! I need to try this for sure. Pinned!

  7. carrian May 28, 2013

    HECK. YES. Booyah! Totally trying this my darlin’!!

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    This is my kind of salad.

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