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Food: Dinner Tonight – Craving BBQ Chicken added to a Salad of Choice

We’ve had more rain then I remember in a lifetime here in San Francisco, and I couldn’t be happier. We needed it, wish it would be the norm every year – but we know how it goes. Ten years of drought, one year of some rain. This year of course its an exception – or – wait I think we had this much rain back in 2009?  So, yup every ten years. 🙂

Anyway, with this much rain, we’ve had to postpone the idea of BBQ outdoors. But, since I am craving BBQ, and some sort of salad today, it is happening – either in a non-stick skillet, or my indoor grill – which is an older model and a pain to clean – I have a few more hours to decide which way to BBQ – either way, this is the salad I am aiming for tonight. And…I am not changing a thing in the recipe.


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts or tenders
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce, store-bought or homemade
  • 2 cups fresh grilled or frozen thawed corn
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • dash Chili powder
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 or 3 heads romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 ripe avocados, sliced
  • 4 bacon slices, cooked and chopped
  • 3 or 4 hard-boiled eggs sliced (optional)


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Kosher salt and black pepper  {more here}

On another note – what are you reading lately? I just finished Inheritance by Dani Shapiro – and I have to say, it has been one of the most sentimental books I’ve read in years. 

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