Sunday, August 22, 2010

BLT Chicken Salad

I've been lazy. Well, lazy in the blogging since. I haven't really had the time to sit down and blog. The past couple of weeks have been busy in my household. Lady H suffered a small buckle fracture in her left arm and is in a cast for the next couple of weeks. I think the whole ordeal hurt me more than it hurt her, but we are both working through it. So needless to say, my time in my tiny kitchen has been little to none unless it's for a grilled cheese sandwich or a Stouffer's lasagna.

I did, however, find the time to make up a really nice salad. The BBQ based dressing drizzled over grilled chicken and bacon is pretty awesome and filling. A great dish to have for dinner, especially when you don't have the time to spend in a tiny hot kitchen.

From: Southern Living Five Star Recipe Collection 1990

BLT Chicken Salad
Serves 4

1/2 C. mayonnaise
1/4 C. bbq sauce
2 T. grated onion
1 T. lemon juice
1/2 t. pepper
2 Lg. tomatoes, chopped
8 C. torn leaf lettuce (or your choice of any lettuce)
3 C. chopped cooked chicken
10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Combine mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, grated onion, lemon juice and pepper in a small bowl; stir well. Cover and chill dressing mixture thoroughly.

Press chopped tomato between several layers of paper towels to remove excess moisture.

Arrange lettuce on individual salad plates; top each serving with tomato and chopped cooked chicken. Just before serving, spoon dressing mixture over salads and sprinkle with crumbled bacon.


  1. This salad looks great!
    Also, just wanted to let you know that you were selected as the winner of the giveaway on my site, I emailed you as well :)

  2. Thank you for posting this; I used to have that recipe collection but don't have it anymore. I could never quite remember the dressings ingredients. It's a great salad!


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