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I’ll Take My Salad, Straight Up Please…

I swear BBQ chicken salad never gets old, especially when you have some fun stacking it on top of some sinful little puff pastry squares. I had some leftover BBQ chicken and thought this would be a great way to jazz up an old favorite. It’s kind of like having your bread and salad piled high in one fun little plate.

I am so excited to be visiting AZ the rest of this week. I get to spend some time with my family that I miss like crazy and then of course go to the Dental Convention I’m not so excited about. Any excuse to go back home is fine by me! Thanks to my sweet husband for being so understanding.

So, now that I’ve rambled, have some fun playing with your food this week and try these fabulous Salad Stackers!

BBQ Chicken Salad Puff Stackers

2 sheets thawed puff pastry, each sheet cut into 16 squares

Homemade BBQ Sauce

1 ΒΌ Cups ketchup

3 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard

4 Tablespoons worstershire sauce

2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 Tablespoon lemon juice

3 Tablespoons brown sugar

1 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper

1 teaspoon honey

Pinch of salt

1 Rotisserie Chicken, shredded

4 Cups Baby Arugula, or salad of choice

4 Tablespoons prepared Ranch Dressing

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place squares 1 inch apart on a large baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until puffed and slightly golden.

2. Combine all BBQ Sauce ingredients into a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring often. Reduce heat to low and stir in shredded chicken. Let simmer.

3. In a medium bowl, toss salad with ranch dressing. Spoon a bit of salad onto a puff pastry square then top with a spoonful of chicken. Top with another puff square and repeat layering. Serve warm.

10 stackers

Have a great week, come back soon for some giveaways this weekend!!

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  1. 1
    Meg says:

    Fabulous idea to use the puff pastry! Love the BBQ sauce.

  2. 2
    CookingCourtney says:

    those look soooo good!!

  3. 3
    Patsyk says:

    Love that idea! Tasty and fun to eat!

    Enjoy your trip back home!

  4. 4
    Maria says:

    That is a mighty salad! Great idea!

  5. 5
    Meghan says:

    This is such a cute idea! I’ve never worked with puff pastry before, but I’ve wanted to. BBQ chicken is one of my favorite salads too!

  6. 6
    Gera @ SweetsFoods says:

    Beautiful bbq sauce and the chicken salad stackers look absolutely magnificent πŸ™‚

  7. 7
    Elra says:

    Wow Jenny, this salad looks like coming from a professional chef. Such a great and delicious idea using puff pastry. My favorite pastry ever.

  8. 8
    Aggie says:

    Oh Jenny that looks fantastic!! What a great idea!

  9. 9
    Mary says:

    What a great idea, Jenny. Enjoy your trip.

  10. 10
    Bob says:

    Look good to me, I’d eat it. πŸ™‚

  11. 11
    Cristine says:

    Bookmarking NOW! It looks fantastic!

    Have fun in AZ! I just got back from a month-long vacation there!

  12. 12
    carol says:

    Oh boy-what a fantastic idea! What a great way to use leftover chicken….I can’t wait to try these, Jenny!

  13. 13
    teresa says:

    Oh how lovely, this looks delicious!

  14. 14
    Marci says:

    Yum! That looks sooooo delicious! Doesn’t help that I’m STARVING at the moment! Cute blog!

  15. 15
    Mandy says:

    Hi Jenny:)
    yum, yum, yum! My fam would love this, I’ll put it on the menu for this week!
    I’m having a Leapin’ Leprechaun cookoff on my blog (with $100 of stuff from for the winner), I’d love to see you enter!

  16. 16
    Carrian says:

    yum!!! We love using puff pastry! Have you tried the grilled chicken and avocado napoleans on my site? The recipe is from giada and they are delicious!!

  17. 17
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    It’s like a puffy lasagna! Gotta love everything with puff pastry! Have fun in AZ!

  18. 18
    Leslie says:

    Looks yummy Jenny, as always

  19. 19
    Jaime says:

    what a great way to use leftover bbq chicken!

  20. 20
    Jennifer says:

    I found your blog through another site.

    You look so familiar to me, did you happen to grow up in the Oak Park, IL area??

    I swear I know you from somewhere!

    I love your blog by the way!

  21. 21
    Katrina says:

    Looks de-lish!

  22. 22
    Kari says:

    This looks so yummy! I must try it soon, very soon!!

  23. 23
    Barnes Family says:

    Mmm Mmm Yummy! I gave you an award so come over to my blog and check it out!

  24. 24
    Sharon says:

    Definitely need to open up wide for a bite of those! I love bbq chicken salad as well, and the puff pastry is an ingenious idea.

  25. 25
    CookiePie says:

    You are so right about BBQ chicken salad — and you just made a perfect dish even better! Bravo!

  26. 26
    Sara says:

    Oh man, these look so good! My hubby and I are big fans of your BBQ Sliders with Cole Slaw, so I know we’re going to love these too. Can’t wait to try them! πŸ™‚

  27. 27
    Colleen says:

    Wow this looks amazing! What a great idea!

  28. 28
    Ashley says:

    This looks wonderful and elegant!

  29. 29
    Sitton says:

    Tried this and loved it. I didn’t have any puff pastry so we just had it with hamburger buns…not quite as fancy:)

  30. 30
    Rebekah says:

    come on over-I have something for you!

  31. 31
    Kevin says:

    That sandwich looks tasty!

  32. 32
    Megan says:

    Oh my, amazing! We had these tonight and loved them. I deconstructed it for my toddler, so that it was easier to eat. He is normally picky about meat, but he gobbled this up quickly. Thanks for the reat recipe!

  33. 33
    travelingmama says:

    I LOVED this recipe! It was SO delish! I put the barbecue on garlic poppy bread and it was fantastic! Thanks so much for the recipe! Oh, and I added a little post about it on my blog!
    Hugs from Morocco!

  34. 34
    Anissa Wheeler says:

    These were amazing. I did home made rolls with them instead of puff pastry. SO GOOD.

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