Gourmet BBQ Chicken Salad

Posted by Unknown Monday, October 12, 2009
Taste Level: VGR
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10-15 min.
Cook Time: 15-20 min.
Difficulty: 1

I took down a chicken breast in the morning planning to make a simple chicken salad but by dinner time my simple idea had turned into a gourmet delight! This recipe was so good I would be comfortable serving it at something as fancy as a wedding. As a matter of fact I am thinking about making it for a family Christmas Eve get together we will be attending in Alabama. Enjoy! We sure did!

1 large chicken breast
1 large orange vine sweet mini pepper (diced)
1 large yellow vine sweet mini pepper (diced)
1 large green onion (diced)
1 tbsp 1/4 tsp Zesty pickle relish
1 firm medium avocado (diced)
1/4-1/3 cup Smoked Gouda (shredded)
1 slice deli smoked bacon (crisped and diced)
1 hard boiled egg (chopped)
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp Jack Daniel's Honey Dijon Mustard
2 tbsp your favorite BBQ sauce (we used a honey hickory flavored one)
1/8 tsp smoked paprika

Preheat grill to medium high.

Pierce both sides of the chicken breast all over with a fork and place on microwave safe dish. Cook for 2 minutes on 40 percent power (you are not cooking the chicken, just getting the internal temperature up to avoid that cooked on the outside but raw on the inside problem that commonly happens when grilling chicken.) Remove from microwave and rub 1 tbsp BBQ sauce onto chicken and immediately place on lower level grill and cook 5-6 minutes. Flip chicken, baste with the other 1 tbsp BBQ sauce and cook another 5-6 minutes or until done.

While the chicken is cooking chop all the vegetables, hard boil the egg and crisp one slice of bacon.

Once chicken is grilled place it and the hard boiled egg onto a plate and place in your freezer for 5-7 minutes to cool off.

While chicken and egg are cooling mix all other ingredients in a medium mixing bowl.

Remove chicken and egg from freezer and after peeling of the egg shell dice up the egg and mix in with other ingredients. Now slice your chicken into very thin (1/8 to 1/4 inch) slices. (Make sure no slice of chicken is more than an inch and a half long, if it is cut it in half.) Now mix your chicken into the mixture and you are ready to serve!

You can serve this chicken salad room temperature or chilled. Eat it in a sandwich or just by itself!


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