BLT Chicken Salad

BLT Chicken Salad
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Chicken Salad

Allison Beck

Chicken Salad

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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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.


Calories per serving:

491 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 40g 61%
  • Carbs 3g 1%
  • Saturated 13g 65%
  • Fiber 1g 3%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Monounsaturated 17g
  • Polyunsaturated 7g
  • Protein 29g 58%
  • Cholesterol 108mg 36%
  • Sodium 591mg 25%
  • Calcium 25mg 3%
  • Magnesium 41mg 10%
  • Potassium 480mg 14%
  • Iron 1mg 7%
  • Zinc 2mg 12%
  • Phosphorus 279mg 40%
  • Vitamin A 80µg 9%
  • Vitamin C 7mg 12%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 20%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 9%
  • Niacin (B3) 12mg 61%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 36%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 24µg 6%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 12%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin K 39µg 49%
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