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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

BLT Chicken Salad

Uhhhhmmm... Yea..... probably not the healthiest salad out there... but I'm gonna definitely rank it up as one of the tastiest!  Whew doggie ... I could eat this daily... and I just might....  I mean, it's a salad... it's not like it's chili cheese fries drizzled with a ranch aioli....

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm ranch aioli..... :)

BLT Chicken Salad
Inspired by Sunny Anderson, The Food Network
- Serves 2 -
Printable Recipe 
For the salad:
3-4 cups romaine or green leaf lettuce, thinly sliced or torn
1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
8 slices center cut bacon, roughly chopped
cucumber slices (optional)
sourdough bread croutons
For the dressing:
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons Dijon or whole-grain mustard
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
salt and white pepper, to taste

Preheat grill to 375 degrees F.  Clean and oil grill grates.  Season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides.  Place over direct heat and grill 8-10 minutes per side, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.  Remove and allow to cool before cutting into bite sizes pieces.

Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat, until crisp.  Remove with a slotted spoon and let drain on a plate lined with a paper towel.

To make the dressing - add the mayonnaise, mustard and lemon juice to a small bowl or measuring cup.  Season with salt and white pepper to taste.

To build the salad - in a bowl or on a plate, add the lettuce, tomato and cucumber.  Top with chicken and croutons.  Sprinkle on bacon pieces and top with dressing.  Serve and enjoy!

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belleau kitchen said...

my stomach aches with hunger at the thought of eating this yummy salad and it's only just breakfast time here in the UK!... looks soooooo goooood!

Big Dude said...

"Whew doggie" sounds about right Jed

Cranberry Morning said...

And don't you just love that fresh taste of cucumber, especially this time of year - for it reminds us that spring truly will show up - eventually. Oh yeah, that's right. It's probably been there and gone by now. lol

Stephen Crout said...

So simple, and yet so fetching.

Michael Toa said...

Oh Yum! Come on, it's salad so it must be healthy, right? :)
Utterly delicious Jenn.

Pam said...

That is my kind of salad! Everything is better with bacon.

teresa said...

i just love salads like this! so much flavor, it looks delicious!

Mary Younkin said...

oh, heck yes. I love all of these flavors and the salad is a guaranteed win!

Mary said...

This really is delicious. I can't wait for salad season to kick in. This sounds amazing. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

I'm with you, Jenn - I could eat that salad every single day!

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks like a very appetizing and delicious salad, Jenn. Aioli dressing sounds fabulous too.

Pam said...

Oh, this sounds great! Nothing beats an awesome salad, unless it's warm weather, which I want!!! lol!

Chris said...

I don't eat salads for "healthy" anyway, I just want FLAVOR like this one packs.