Smoked Chicken Summer Salad

We turned the classic shredded sandwich into a salad.

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 20 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 20 Minutes


  • Sweet Onion Vinaigrette
  • Toasted Bun Croutons
  • 1 (4-oz.) package watercress
  • 1 cup thinly sliced radishes (about 8 large radishes)
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh corn kernels (about 1 ear)
  • 1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 1/2 pound shredded smoked chicken or barbecued pork without sauce
  • 1/3 cup crumbled queso fresco (fresh Mexican cheese)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, halved, seeded, and thinly sliced


  1. 1. Prepare Sweet Onion Vinaigrette and Toasted Bun Croutons.
  2. 2. Toss together watercress, next 5 ingredients, and 1/4 cup vinaigrette in a large bowl. Arrange mixture on a serving platter. Sprinkle with queso fresco, and top with jalapeño pepper slices and croutons. Serve salad with remaining vinaigrette.

Total time includes vinaigrette and croutons.

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