Thursday, August 23, 2012

Quick {&} Easy dinner

Even on nights like tonight where we have just a few brief moments to make and eat dinner before we run off to different activities, I still like to sit down and enjoy a home-cooked meal with my husband.  My go-to quick and easy (and delicious!) meal lately is barbecue chicken salad.  
For our barbecue chicken salad I take a few thawed chicken breasts and marinade them in barbecue sauce for a few hours (I do this before leaving for work in the morning and let them sit in the fridge until I get home).  After the chicken has marinaded for a few hours, throw it on the grill to cook it through.  A big bed of romaine lettuce is the canvas to toss on diced tomatoes, chopped red onion, fresh corn, toasted tortilla strips, topped off by chunks of the cooked barbecue chicken.  We love adding a little more barbecue sauce to the salad with some fat-free ranch dressing to enhance the flavors.  You can make the chicken ahead of time and refrigerate it, or make extra to have the next day for a hearty lunch salad.

This quick meal is great to make if you're on the go, but still want to sit down at the table with your loved ones for a home-cooked meal! 

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