Wanna Be CPK ~ BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad

Always trying to duplicate the Original BBQ Chicken Salad from California Pizza Kitchen…

This will just have to do ~

1 bag romaine, chopped into smaller pieces

1/2 of a rotisserie chicken {or leftover chicken}, cooled and chopped

1/4-1/2 can black beans, rinsed and drained

1/3 cup {or so} sweet white corn {I use frozen, thawed}

1/4 cup shredded cheese {I used Mexican blend, light}

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped

1/2 cucumber, peeled and chopped

Chopped cilantro {however much you like ~ we like A LOT}

1/2 of an avocado, sliced or chopped

red onion, finely chopped {optional}

Squeeze of lime {optional}


I just mix a little store bought light ranch and some bbq sauce and toss!

{You can also get fancy and drizzle bbq sauce over the salad like CPK does, but the brand I bought wasn’t a squeeze bottle and I didn’t want to over-do the sauce/dressing}

They have a new Caramelized Peach Salad that I will try to recreate soon!


Nighty Night!

4 thoughts on “Wanna Be CPK ~ BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad”

  1. Thanks, Holly! Unfortunately we will have to wait for peach season for the other salad…but it will be perfect for summer, I think! Please stay tuned….I’m afraid summer will be here before we know it! 😉

  2. Hi Amy! Stopped by to check in on you and found this yummy recipe. This salad at CPK is my FAVE so I am gonna give this one a try! How are you all doing these days?

  3. Thanks, Paula! It is a fave of mine too, but so much cheaper to make at home! I hope you enjoyed it…things are great here, just lots of homework and getting my 5 year old registered for Kindergarten! Hope all is well with you, too! Did you hear that there is not going to be a Blog Sugar this year. ;-( I will keep my eyes out for other, small blog conferences in the area. I really did enjoy it and loved meeting you! Take care! XO

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