Amigo’s BBQ Chicken Salad

This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite restaurants growing up. I crave this salad all the time, and finally decided to come up with a recipe to make it at home.

Yield: 3 servings
Amigo's BBQ Chicken Salad

Amigo's BBQ Chicken Salad

This recipe is adapted from Amigo's Cafe in Hilton Head Island, SC.
Prep time: 45 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 55 Min


  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Limes, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • Pinch of Garlic Powder and Onion Powder (optional)
BBQ Chicken
  • 1 pound Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup Hickory Bourbon Stubb's® BBQ Sauce
  • Avocado Oil
Salad and Assembly
  • 8 cups Romaine, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Raw Sweet Corn, cut off the cob
  • 1 cup Black Beans
  • 1/2 cup Mild White Cheddar Cheese, finely grated
  • 1 cup Tomato, diced
  • 1 cup Flour Tortilla Strips, about 1-2 inch pieces
  • Vegetable Oil, for frying
  • Kosher Salt
  • Lime wedges and Cilantro for serving


  1. Whisk together ingredients.
BBQ Chicken
  1. Sear chicken breasts in a pan with oil for a couple minutes per side.
  2. Remove from the pan and dice up the chicken.
  3. Add the chicken back into the pan and add in BBQ sauce.
  4. Sauté chicken in the sauce until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is cooked through.
Salad and Assembly
  1. To make the fried tortilla strips, add about 2 cups of vegetable oil in a pot.
  2. Once the oil has reached 350F (you can test the oil by dropping in a piece of tortilla) fry the tortilla strips for a couple minutes until golden brown.
  3. Transfer tortilla strips to a paper towel lined plate to drain off excess oil and season with salt.
  4. Combine romaine, corn, cheese, beans and tortilla strips in a large mixing bowl.
  5. Toss with the dressing and season the salad with salt to taste.
  6. Finish the salad by topping with chopped tomato and BBQ chicken.
  7. Service with lime wedges and cilantro.
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