Go Back
+ servings
A bowl with chicken and salsa

Panera Barbeque Chicken Salad Copycat Recipe

Save money and make a healthier BBQ Chicken salad at home
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make Panera BBQ chicken salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 427kcal
Author Marissa


  • 1 ½ cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • ½ cup cooked chicken
  • ¼ cup Vinegar based barbeque sauce
  • 1 ½ tbsp original barbeque sauce
  • 1 tbsp ranch dressing
  • 3 tbsp corn and black bean salsa


  • 2 tbsp fried onions
  • fresh cilantro


  • Wash and chop romaine lettuce and place about 1 and ½ cups in a large bowl.
  • Shred rotisserie chicken or slice cooked chicken breast and then marinate about ½ cup chicken per salad in ¼ cup vinegar based sauce.
  • In a small bowl mix together dressing: 1 and ½ tbsp. smokey bbq sauce with 1 tbsp ranch.
  • Top lettuce with marinated chicken, 3 tbsp corn salsa, 2 tbsp dressing, fresh cilantro, and onions if using.
  • To meal prep this salad: place chicken, salsa, and dressing in the bottom of a bowl, top with romaine lettuce, refrigerate and serve within 3-4 days.


The 2 different types of barbecue sauces are key to making this! Look for "Carolina" Style for your vinegar based dressing. 


Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 1623mg | Potassium: 707mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 6624IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 2mg