Cheesecake Factory BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

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Cheesecake factory bbq ranch chicken salad

Copycat Barbeque Ranch Chicken Salad

I’m always on the lookout for new recipe ideas and things that I can put my own spin on. I recently had a BBQ ranch chicken salad at The Cheesecake Factory and I got some new inspiration!

I decided to make my own southwestern barbeque ranch chicken salad recipe and my whole family loved it! Best of all, it was super easy to make and there are a ton of different ways to change the flavor. Because of that, this recipe never really gets old!

Here’s how to make my Cheesecake Factory BBQ ranch chicken salad copycat recipe.

Ingredients for barbeque ranch chicken salad recipe

BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad Ingredients

You can make this salad with crispy chicken or grilled chicken breast strips, it’s up to you. The crispy chicken gives the salad a crispy kick. The Cheesecake Factory version has crispy onion rings to give you the crispy kick.

Another great way to prepare your chicken for this salad is to use this Cilantro Lime Chicken recipe. This recipe gives the chicken such a nice flavor and enhances the chicken salad even more.

To change things up a bit, try these homemade sauces to go on your salad:

Finished barbeque ranch chicken salad

Serving Your BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

First of all, how tasty does that photo above look? It’s making me want to make this recipe again tonight!

This recipe really is a full package of healthy greens, protein, and vegetables, so a side dish isn’t even really necessary. However, I never say no to dessert, and since this is a Cheesecake Factory Copycat recipe, why not follow it up with this copycat key lime cheesecake recipe. Yum!

I hope you enjoy this BBQ ranch chicken salad as much as I do! Let me know your thoughts in the comments, and if you made any variations I’d love to hear about them!

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Cheesecake factory bbq ranch chicken salad

Cheesecake Factory BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

My delicious variation of The Cheesecake Factory BBQ ranch chicken salad.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4
Adjust Servings: 4


  • 8 cooked breaded chicken tenders or 4 grilled chicken breasts
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • ¾ cup shredded cheese
  • ½ can olives sliced
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 sliced avocado
  • 2 heads Romaine lettuce or your favorite lettuce
  • BBQ Sauce Sweet Baby Rays is my favorite
  • Ranch Dressing Make my Creamy Cilantro Ranch


  • Cook chicken.
  • Make dressing.
  • Shred lettuce.
  • Place lettuce on plate and layer with all of your favorite ingredients above corn, beans, cheese, olives, avocado, cilantro, and chicken.
  • Drizzle ranch and BBQ sauce on top of salad.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 562kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 25g | Sodium: 1037mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 9g

Ingredients: Avocado, BBQ Sauce, Beans, Cheese, Chicken, Cilantro, Corn, Lettuce, Olives, Ranch Dressing
Meal Type: Main Dish, Salads
Categories: BBQ, Copycat, Meat and Poultry, Vegetables, Oven

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