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TikTok BBQ Chicken Ranch Salad

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File this salad under can’t wait to eat! This perfect potluck salad went viral on TikTok for being one of the best BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad recipes ever! 

Worth the hype, this trendy, refreshing summer salad choice includes a simple homemade BBQ Ranch dressing, pre-made Rotisserie chicken (for ease), and a spattering of some of the best summer flavors

bbq ranch dressing and chicken for a trendy salad.

Why you will love TikTok BBQ Ranch Chicken Salad

It’s just a Damn Delicious Salad – This incredibly trending salad is viral for a reason!

A perfectly simple and flavorful salad smothered in BBQ ranch is the homestyle meal you will want to dig into over and over. 

Quick and Easy – Nothing says summer like a fresh and easy recipe, and this salad recipe is just that! Purchase already cooked and seasoned storebought Rotisserie chicken requires almost no work for this meal to come together. 

One of the best BBQ side dishes on TikTok, this side dish recipe can be paired with other greats like the tiktok bbq tater tot hot dish recipe, tiktok street corn casserole, tiktok famous boat dip, and the killer Jennifer Anison salad recipe.

Salad Ingredients:

  • Rotisserie chicken
  • BBQ sauce
  • Canned – black beans & whole corn.
  • Vegetables –  tomatoes, avocados, and romaine heart lettuce.
  • Herbs & Seasoning – fresh cilantro & fresh dill, kosher salt and pepper.
  • Dairy – buttermilk & ranch dressing.

How to make TikTok BBQ Ranch Salad

  1. Mix storebought Rotisserie shredded chicken and 1/4 cup sweet barbecue sauce like Sweet Baby Ray’s. Set BBQ chicken aside.
  2. In a larger salad bowl, combine a drained can of corn, drained and rinsed black beans, tomatoes, chopped avocados, shredded or chopped romaine hearts, and fresh cilantro leaves. Mix all ingredients well.
BBQ ranch chicken salad from tiktok viral recipes.
  1. In a separate small bowl, combine smooth buttermilk, barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, and fresh dill. Whisk homemade dressing well until smooth. Season the entire thing with salt and black pepper.
  2. Pour BBQ Ranch dressing onto the romaine lettuce and salad ingredients and mix it. Serve salad immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
bbq ranch dressing recipe.

Easy Salad Variations

  • Like most salads, there are a ton of various changes that can be made to fill in the flavors that you love!
  • From fresh corn, pepperoncini peppers, green bell pepper, hard-boiled egg, or even just substituting ingredients for others like iceberg lettuce and chicken breast, there is no wrong way to whip up one of this year’s best summer salad recipes
viral salad recipe mixed in a bowl.
  • Wrap leftovers in a tortilla and serve for lunch!
  • Change up the flavors. Try mixing the shredded chicken with a packet of taco seasoning instead. As far as the dressing, instead of BBQ ranch, use sour cream, ranch and another packet of taco seasoning.
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TikTok BBQ Chicken Ranch Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Viral Salad Recipe, Easy 15 minutes BBQ Ranch Dressing paired with chicken, corn, and black beans, great trending LARGE potluck/picnic salad.


  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken All meat pulled off and shredded.
  • ¼ cup Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ
  • 15.25 oz. corn can – drained well
  • 15 oz. black beans can, drained and rinsed of sauce
  • 2 cups tomatoes chopped
  • 2 avocados chopped
  • 3 Romaine Hearts
  • ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro Leaves

BBQ Ranch Dressing

  • ¼ cup Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • ¼ cup Ranch Dressing
  • 4 tbsp. chopped FRESH dill
  • salt & pepper


  • Mix together chicken and 1/4 cup barbecue sauce. Set aside. 
  • In a large bowl, combine corn, black beans, tomatoes, avocados, romaine hearts and cilantro. Mix well. 
  • In a separate small bowl, combine buttermilk, 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, ranch dressing and dill. Whisk well until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour dressing onto salad and mix well.
  • Serve salad immediately. If serving at a later date, wait till ready to serve before pouring on dressing to prevent the lettuce from wilting.


  • Wrap leftovers in a tortilla and serve for lunch!
  • Change up the flavors. Try mixing the shredded chicken with a packet of taco seasoning instead. As far as the dressing, instead of BBQ ranch, use sour cream, ranch and another packet of taco seasoning.


Serving: 1cup

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