This is one of those great salads that doesn't taste too "summery" to me...we eat it all year long. I think it's the BBQ sauce. Yep. I'm sure it is. BBQ sauce makes it timeless. You can quote me on that.
BBQ Chicken & Blue Cheese Salad
boneless chicken breast (2 per 3 people)
your favorite BBQ sauce
butter lettuce (1 head per 3 people)
balsamic vinaigrette (from a bottle or homemade, I like this one)
candied pecans (handful)
dried cherries (handful)
blue cheese (may I suggest one of these?)
Coat the chicken with the BBQ sauce and marinate for 30 minutes or so. Heat the oil in a skillet and cook the chicken breast until done. Remove to a plate, tent with foil, and let sit 5 minutes or more.
Tear the lettuce into bite size pieces and divide amongst the plates. Drizzle on the dressing.