Barbecued-Chicken Salad

Barbecued-Chicken Salad
Photo: Bryan Gardner
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

The smoky marinade in our Barbecued-Chicken Salad doubles as a salad dressing. It would also be perfect for marinating grilled fish tacos or flavoring simple grilled veggies.


  • 1 teaspoon lime zest, plus 3 tablespoons juice (from 2 limes)

  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • cup safflower oil, plus more for brushing

  • 4 chicken cutlets (1 pound)

  • 3 ears corn, husks and silk removed

  • 1 head (10 ounces) red-leaf lettuce, torn into large pieces

  • 1 avocado, diced

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • Tortilla chips, for serving


  1. Heat grill to high. Stir together lime zest and juice, garlic, 1 teaspoon paprika, and honey; season with salt and pepper. Whisk in oil. Season chicken with remaining teaspoon paprika and salt and pepper. Pour half of dressing over top. Brush grates with oil.

  2. Grill corn, turning occasionally, until charred in places, 10 minutes; transfer to a plate. Grill chicken, flipping once, until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes total. Cut corn kernels from cobs into a large bowl; toss with lettuce, avocado, tomatoes, and remaining dressing. Season with salt and pepper. Slice chicken; drizzle with juices and serve, with salad and topped with chips.

Related Articles