BLT Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad
Allison Beck

Ingredients

  •  
  • 2 bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 10 slices applewood-smoked bacon, cooked to a crisp and crumbled into ½-inch bits, bacon fat reserved
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup baby spinach or lettuce, chiffonaded
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise (optional)

Growing up, there was a local market in my hometown that had this BLT chicken salad that we'd get made into sandwiches or packed alone into half pints, even by the quart container if we were having friends over for lunch and short on time.

Sweet and moist roast chicken is tossed with salty and crisp bacon, then combined with juicy tomatoes and crisp green lettuce. Toss it with mayo, or do as I did and toss it with a bit of bacon fat for added depth of flavor and ease. Serve it atop a bed of greens with scones for a ladies lunch, or pack it between slices of toasted multigrain bread for a healthy, hearty lunch that is sure to satisfy.

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Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Season the skin side of the chicken liberally with salt and pepper and bake for about 30 minutes, until the chicken is just cooked through. Cool completely.

Tear chicken meat off bone, including skin, if desired. Toss with torn bacon, halved tomatoes, lettuce, and a bit of bacon fat, or mayonnaise, if desired, to combine. Season to taste. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

341 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious

Daily value:

17%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 127g 195%
  • Carbs 11g 4%
  • Saturated 42g 212%
  • Fiber 3g 10%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 7g
  • Monounsaturated 56g
  • Polyunsaturated 21g
  • Protein 42g 85%
  • Cholesterol 211mg 70%
  • Sodium 2,143mg 89%
  • Calcium 62mg 6%
  • Magnesium 79mg 20%
  • Potassium 1,156mg 33%
  • Iron 3mg 14%
  • Zinc 4mg 28%
  • Phosphorus 510mg 73%
  • Vitamin A 238µg 26%
  • Vitamin C 29mg 48%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 64%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 20%
  • Niacin (B3) 14mg 70%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 51%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 81µg 20%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 27%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 14%
  • Vitamin K 157µg 196%
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