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 ¼ 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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34 Responses
  1. Megan

    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!

  2. Sitton

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

  3. Sara

    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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Sharon

    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.

  5. Jennifer

    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!

  6. Carrian

    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!!

  7. Mandy

    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 cookware.com for the winner), I’d love to see you enter!
    http://www.gourmetmomonthego.com
    -Mandy

  8. carol

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

  9. Cristine

    Bookmarking NOW! It looks fantastic!

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

  10. Elra

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

  11. Gera @ SweetsFoods

    Beautiful bbq sauce and the chicken salad stackers look absolutely magnificent ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hungry….really!!

  12. Meghan

    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!

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