Chicken Inspired BLT Salad

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So I had this recipe pinned for a few days, not months like some of the others … and decided to make it at the last minute the other night … I’m pretty glad I did, and so is Hubby!

It’s easy, and really, REALLY tasty!


And surprisingly, I had everything on hand, even the fresh basil (I suppose you could use dried if you had to) …

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.

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5 thoughts on “Chicken Inspired BLT Salad

  1. Hi Jan, Haven't seen you at Foodie Friday in a while. Great to have you back. Love the marinade on the chicken and the salad together,, wonderful.

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  2. YUM! I love simple and easy meals. **And it's nice to see a fellow south floridian!**Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist. Looking forward to seeing what you share this week!http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/07/tuesdays-with-twist-13.html

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  3. Hi Diane … it's been pretty busy around here lately with work and home stuff 🙂 Hoping to get back on track and share more with you!

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  4. Your Chicken Inspired BLT Salad looks fantastic! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.Miz Helen

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