Chicken BLT Inspired Salad

It's March! The 3rd month of the new year. Seems like time is flying by and before we know it, summertime will be here! Time to dig out some salads and get some good body vibes going!

This is a super yummy salad that is Whole30 Compliant, Paleo, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Gluten Free and all that other stuff BUT so stinkin' good! I promise, you will be so very glad you gave it a try!


It's easy, and really, REALLY tasty!

*I mean, come on, BACON?*

Chances are, you have everything on hand except, maybe, the basil ... 

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
2 tbs (give or take) fresh basil chopped
Boneless, skinless chicken breast (I used almost 2 lbs, 4 fat pieces)
Additional basil for topping salad

Mix together everything and let the chicken mix and mingle for a bit in the fridge. AND if you remember, set aside 2 tbs of marinade and set aside for later ... I forgot. I had to make a small batch after the fact.



Grab some lettuce and chop it up. Add this to a large platter.



Slice or dice a tomato or two. Leave these on the cutting board. I like mine diced.

Cook up 2 slices of bacon for each chicken breast you have (I cheat, I always have the ready cooked bacon strips on hand so it's NOT a big deal for me). Chop the bacon. Set bacon next to the tomato.


Cook chicken by preferred method. For me, it's the grill. Of course. Allow to cool a little, and then cut up into bite size pieces.



Add chicken to the lettuce.



Add tomatoes to the chicken.


Top chicken with the bacon.


Drizzle the 2 tbs of reserve marinade over all. sprinkle with a little bit of extra basil.

Serve it up.

Personally, I don't think 2 tbs is going to be enough so I would probably stick with my defective plan and make a small batch up after the fact.

The chicken was GOOD and flavorful. I wouldn't recommend letting it marinade more than an hour ... somehow I think it would just overtake the tenderness of the meat.

This was REAL good and Hubby wants me to make it again. Did I already say that? It really is! I had the leftover chicken served with some more salad stuff ... yummmmm.


Looking forward to sharing with some of these GREAT Parties ... go check them out!


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Comments

  1. I'm ready for lunch. Your salad looks and sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing your recipe at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!

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  2. I'm running behind!! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe on last week's What's for Dinner link up!

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