California Pizza Kitchen-Style BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad

This salad, tossed in generous amounts of BBQ sauce, is for people who don't like to eat salads.
6–8 servings
Prep Time
10 Mins
Active Time
10 Mins

According to California Pizza Kitchen, their Original BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad has been their “most popular salad since 1985.” The chopped salad has a great medley of textures, from mushy beans to crunchy tortilla strips—all smothered with a very generous serving of barbecue sauce. And since the salad’s primary flavor comes from the barbecue sauce, we recommend picking up a good brand.

BBQ Chicken

2 grilled chicken breasts, diced

½ cup barbecue sauce


¾ cup sour cream

¼ cup milk

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp garlic powder

¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped

2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped

salt and pepper, to taste


4 cups romaine lettuce, shredded

1 cup black beans

1 cup corn kernels

1 cup singkamas (jicama), diced

¼ cup Monterey Jack cheese, grated

½ cup fried tortilla strips

¼ cup cilantro

¼ cup basil, torn


¾ cup tomato, diced

¼ cup spring onion, thinly sliced

1 lime, cut into wedges

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