BLT Inspired Chicken Salad

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!

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It’s easy, and really, REALLY tasty!

*I mean, come on, BACON?*

Not to mention, it’s paleo/whole30/grain free AND makes a great meal prep dish!

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

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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.

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Grab some lettuce and chop it up. Add this to a large platter. *I prefer to buy my romaine lettuce at Costco because it is so much cheaper!* Yes there are quite a few other veggies in this picture BUT it’s the only one I have showing that 5 pack of romaine!

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.

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Cheater Bacon … $11.99 at Costco

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!

#Chicken   #Salad    #Bacon    #Whole30    #Paleo    #GrainFree

#DinnerAtHome    #CookAtHome

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Hi! We are Mark and Jan. Highschool Sweethearts living in Paradise and fast forwarding to our retirement days! We have 2 kids, both young adults now, a grandbaby that was born on 12/29/18 (3 weeks sooner than anticipated!) and we have 2 cats ... more than enough!

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