BACON CHICKEN SALAD WITH RASPBERRY POPPY SEED DRESSING

Butter With a Side of Bread: Bacon Chicken Salad w/Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing

I’m going to admit that I am one of those people who really likes salad, but is not a big fan of very many veggies!  I discovered this salad a few years ago and it is my favorite!  The fact that it has bacon in it makes it popular with my husband too and the fact that it also has chicken in it makes it very filling too!
Bacon Chicken Salad
2-3 heads of Romaine lettuce
10-12 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
2-3 cups of cooked chicken (I usually use a rotisserie chicken)
1-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbs. poppy seeds
2 tsp. raspberry jam
I always cook my bacon in the oven because it is much easier and less messy too.  Just line a jelly roll pan with foil and bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.  As soon as it is done, just place the cooked bacon on paper towels until cooled.  That’s it!  Assemble the salad (lettuce, bacon, chicken and cheese) and keep in the fridge until ready to serve.
Butter With a Side of Bread: Bacon Chicken Salad w/Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing

Mix up the dressing and keep in the refrigerator.  I like to keep the dressing separate and let everyone use as much as they want, but if you are taking the salad to a potluck or something, you can add the dressing in and mix it all up immediately before serving.

Butter With a Side of Bread: Bacon Chicken Salad w/Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing

 

Butter With a Side of Bread: Bacon Chicken Salad w/Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing

 

Butter With a Side of Bread: Bacon Chicken Salad w/Raspberry Poppy Seed Dressing

10 COMMENTS

  1. Poppy seed dressing is the best! Thanks for sharing at Sweet &amp; Savory Saturdays #13.<br /><br />~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!<br />http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com
  2. I&#39;m not big on salads, but would gobble this one up...I love the addition of bacon and the dressing sounds superb. Thanks for sharing at Weekend Potluck. We&#39;d love it if you&#39;d link back to the party.
  3. Thanks so much for coming to share with me at Super Saturday Show &amp; Tell... Come back again tomo and party again! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com Have a great day :) xoxo~ Ruthie
  4. I prepared this today and it was a hit. We have friends staying with us because their power went out after a recent storm, and a neighbor's child who is always over - 12 people in all! Needless to say, there were no leftovers and it has been requested that I prepare (a bigger batch) tomorrow. I did do a couple of things different than the recipe after reading reviews: 1) I used fresh zested ginger in place of the powder form; 2) I used a little more oil than the recipe calls for the brown the chicken; 3) I combined and whisked the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl prior to heating in the pan; 4) I added the red pepper to taste; 5) Instead of soy sauce, I used Braggs liquid aminos to cut down the amount of sodium a little. This is a keeper for my household!

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