BBQ Chicken Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

Salad:

3 c. cooked, shredded chicken (cook in the crockpot with

   chicken broth, barbeque sauce and desired seasonings.           

   When done, shred chicken and add some of the leftover juice)

1 head iceberg lettuce, cored and chopped

1 can corn, drained & warmed

1 can black beans, rinsed, drained & warmed

tomato, diced

olives, chopped, opt.

cilantro, chopped

shredded Cheddar cheese

shredded Monterey Jack cheese


Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

1 c. Mayonnaise

1/3 c. milk

1/3 c. buttermilk

6 Tbl. fresh cilantro, chopped, or to taste

1 Tbl. fresh lime juice

1 tsp. white vinegar

1 tsp. sugar

1/4 garlic clove, finely minced

1/2 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/8 tsp. black pepper

1/4 tsp. cumin, or to taste


For the Dressing: Combine all ingredients together and whisk vigorously to combine.  You could also run this through a blender to make it even more smooth.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.


To Assemble: Layer chopped lettuce, beans, corn, shredded chicken, shredded cheese, diced tomato and olives and drizzle with cilantro lime dressing.  Garnish with chopped cilantro.  Serves: 4

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