Our lettuce is growing like crazy, unlike our other veggies in our garden. So I thought that I would post a way to use up a lot of lettuce and combine it with everyone's favorite -- grilled chicken!
This salad is so simple and can really all be done outside next to the grill.
First of all you need to have your grill ready (don't worry this can be made inside too). To make it easy I used boneless, skinless chicken breasts seasoned with a little salt and pepper. While the chicken is grilling throw some bacon on next to it. I used turkey bacon because that's what I've been eating lately and it's so much better than it used to be.
TIP: Make sure that you cook the bacon fairly crispy that way it won't be greasy in your salad and will be easier to break up.
Once your chicken is cooked through and the bacon is crispy, then set aside for it to cool a bit.
Gather your lettuce and give it a good wash.
TIP: Make sure it's completely dry so that the dressing will cling to the lettuce.
Now it's time to assemble the salad.
In a large bowl add lettuce, top with chopped grilled chicken and crumbled bacon.
I used a bottle ranch dressing but I'm sure you can make your own. That's a recipe for another post.
Drizzle the salad with dressing and Enjoy!
If you'd like to make Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad here's what you'll need:
4 ounce skinless, boneless chicken breast per person
2-3 pieces of bacon per person (turkey or pork, low sodium works best)
lettuce (leaf lettuce, the fresher the better, can't get much fresher than right from the garden)
ranch dressing (homemade or bottled, it's your choice)
Delicious as light lunch or dinner.
Do you have a way to use the produce from your ever growing garden?
Tried the salad and have a comment? Let me know!