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Large glass bowl filled with chopped chicken bacon ranch ranch salad.
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Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad

Chopped chicken bacon ranch salad made with fresh veggies, chicken, bacon, avocado, and tossed with ranch dressing. Super easy to make, comes together in 30 minutes, and is loaded with veggies, protein, and healthy fats. Perfect for BBQs, picnics, potlucks, or just a simple lunch or light dinner.
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Calories 358kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces bacon
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 8 packed cups chopped romaine (430 grams)
  • 1 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (230 grams)
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped cucumber (150 grams)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (60 grams)
  • 1 large avocado, diced (135 grams)
  • 1/3-1/2 cup ranch dressing, depending on preference
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon. Heat a large nonstick saute pan over medium-low heat and add bacon and sprinkle with pepper. Cook for 10 minutes, flipping once halfway through, until crispy. Remove from pan and let cool.
  • Remove all but about 1 tablespoon of bacon grease in the pan. Mix together the garlic powder, dill, parsley, and salt and pepper. Season chicken with the spice mixture. Add chicken to pan and cook for 15 minutes, flipping once halfway through, until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from pan and set aside to cool.
  • Prep the veggies while the bacon and chicken cooks. In a large bowl add chopped romaine, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, and avocado. Roughly chop bacon and chicken and add to bowl. Pour over ranch, lemon juice, and some salt and pepper and mix well to combine. Enjoy!

Notes

nutrition is based on using 1/3 ranch dressing

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 358kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.7g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.3g | Potassium: 714mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 9931IU | Vitamin C: 17.3mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2.3mg