This chunky chopped Broccoli Cheddar Chicken Salad is a great fresh salad that can be eaten on its own or turned into several different easy lunch ideas!
Total Cost: $4.84 recipe / $1.61 serving
Servings: 3about 1 cup each
Author: Beth - Budget Bytes
1lb.fresh broccoli (about 2 cups chopped)$1.89
1cupchopped cooked chicken*$1.16
2oz.cheddar, shredded (about ½ cup) $1.00
2green onions, sliced$0.25
freshly cracked pepper to taste$0.05
Finely chop the broccoli. It's important that the broccoli pieces be very small. Chop the chicken into small pieces as well.
Add the broccoli, chopped chicken, shredded cheddar, sliced green onions, and ranch dressing to a large bowl. Stir well until everything is evenly coated in dressing. Add freshly cracked pepper to your liking.
Serve as is, stuff into a tortilla or pita for a sandwich, or stuff into a tortilla and toast in a skillet until the inside is melted for a quesadilla. Keep any remaining salad refrigerated for up to 3-4 days.
*Use any type of pre-cooked chicken, like rotisserie chicken, grilled chicken, or canned chicken breast.