chicken bacon salad homemade croutons
Ingredients:
  • (4 slices) lean turkey bacon
  • (4 1-in. thick slices) ciabatta bread
  • (2 tsp.) olive oil
  • (1 clove) garlic, halved
  • (1/3 cup) low-fat buttermilk
  • (2 Tbsp.) light mayonnaise
  • (2 tsp.) cider vinegar
  • (1/4 tsp.) Dijon mustard
  • (1/4 tsp.) minced garlic
  • (1/4 tsp.) salt
  • (1/8 tsp.) sugar
  • (1/8 tsp.) freshly ground black pepper
  • (4 cups) tightly packed chopped romaine lettuce
  • (1 pint) grape tomatoes, halved
  • (2 cups) rotisserie chicken, skin removed and roughly
    torn
Servings

4

Salad

Chicken Bacon Salad w/Homemade Croutons

Torn chicken and crispy bacon served over romaine lettuce with grilled ciabatta croutons and buttermilk dressing.

Preparation Time

About 10 minutes

Cook Time

About 10 minutes

    Instructions

  1. 1Place a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add bacon, cook 6 minutes or until crispy, turning
    occasionally.
  2. 2Meanwhile, heat outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium-high heat. Brush both sides of ciabatta slices with olive oil, grill 4 minutes until toasted, turning halfway through.
  3. 3Remove from grill and rub each side with garlic halves. Set aside to cool. Place bacon on a plate lined with paper towels, let cool.
  4. 4Whisk together buttermilk, mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, minced garlic, salt, sugar and black pepper in a large bowl. Crumble bacon and add half of it to the bowl along with the lettuce, tomatoes and chicken.
  5. 5Cut bread into 1 in. cubes and toss with salad. Serve with rest of bacon on top. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of salad



Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 295
  • Total Fat 11 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 20 g
  • Protein 28 g
  • Cholesterol — mg
  • Sodium — mg
  • Fiber 3 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Salad

Recipe Subcategory: Salads with Poultry

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Poultry, Eggs, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.