Grilled Chicken Avocado BLT Salad

Grilled Chicken Avocado BLT Salad: Juicy grilled chicken, crispy bacon, and creamy avocado come together in this fresh, flavorful salad - make it tonight and delight your taste buds!

A twist on the classic BLT, this Grilled Chicken Avocado BLT Salad takes the beloved flavors to the next level.

With tender grilled chicken, crispy bacon, creamy avocado, and fresh lettuce, all tied together with a zesty lemon dressing, this salad is a symphony of flavors and textures that will satisfy any appetite.

Ready Time

45 mins

Yields

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 12 slices of thick-cut applewood-smoked bacon
  • 3 ripe avocados, diced
  • 6 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 large head of lettuce, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese (optional)
  • 4 large eggs, hard-boiled and sliced (optional)
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped (optional)

Instructions

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat and season the chicken with salt and pepper. Grill the chicken for 5-7 minutes per side, or until cooked through.

Let it rest for a few minutes before chopping it into bite-sized pieces.

Meanwhile, cook the bacon slices in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy. Remove the bacon from the skillet and set it aside on a paper towel-lined plate.

Leave the grease in the skillet.

Add the diced onions to the same skillet and sauté until they’re translucent. Add the chopped lettuce to the skillet and cook until it’s slightly wilted.

In a large bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.

In a separate bowl, combine the diced avocado, chopped tomatoes, cooked chicken, crispy bacon, and sautéed lettuce mixture. Pour the dressing over the top of the salad and toss to combine.

Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.

If using, sprinkle the crumbled blue cheese, sliced eggs, and chopped cilantro or parsley over the top of the salad and serve. Divide the salad among six plates and serve immediately.

Notes

For the chicken, make sure to let it rest for a few minutes before chopping it into bite-sized pieces, this helps the juices to redistribute, making the chicken juicy and tender.

To prevent the bacon from becoming too crispy, cook it over medium heat, and keep an eye on it, it can go from perfect to burnt quickly.

When using the avocado, make sure it’s ripe, this will ensure that it’s creamy and delicious.

You can speed up the ripening process by placing it in a brown paper bag with an apple or banana.

To get the most out of your lettuce, wash and dry it thoroughly before chopping, this helps to remove any impurities and excess moisture.

Don’t overdress the salad, you can always add more dressing, but it’s harder to remove the excess.

Start with a little and add to taste.

Nutrional Value

  • Calories: 550
  • Total Fat: 36g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Sodium: 450mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10g
  • Sugars: 8g
  • Protein: 40g
Grilled Chicken Avocado BLT Salad
Grilled Chicken Avocado BLT Salad

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