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salad with chunks of grilled chicken, tomatoes, cucumbers, crispy bacon, and blue cheese
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Chicken BLT Salad

This delicious Chicken BLT Salad is topped with grilled chicken, slices of ripe tomato, cucumbers, crispy bacon, and chunks of blue cheese.
Course Lunch, Main, Main Course
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword BLT Salad, Chicken BLT Salad, chicken marinade recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 321kcal
Author Jessica Robinson

Ingredients

Chicken Marinade

  • 2-3 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup corn oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/4 cup whiskey
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 3 tablespoons prepared stone ground mustard
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Chicken BLT Salad

  • romaine or red leaf lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes
  • crispy bacon
  • sliced cucumbers
  • chunks of blue cheese

Maple Balsamic Dressing

  • 1 cup corn oil
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared stone ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup (dark)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

Maple Balsamic Dressing

  • Whisk all of the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside. Refrigerate until needed.

Chicken Marinade

  • In a large zip-style bag add the marinade ingredients and push around on the outside of the bag with your fingers to combine.
  • Lightly flatten the chicken by placing one piece at a time inside a plastic bag or between two pieces of plastic wrap. Use a wooden rolling pin or a meat tenderizer to flatten the chicken slightly and make it even thickness.
  • Place each piece of flattened chicken into the marinade. Place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours and up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat your gas grill to medium to high heat. If using a charcoal grill, pile charcoal bricks in the center of the bottom of the grill in a pile. Use lighter fluid to get them going. Wait until the flames are gone to spread the heated charcoal bricks out evenly in the grill.
  • Grill the chicken over medium to high heat for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Turn occasionally with tongs. Pour the remaining marinade over the chicken while it cooks. Cook until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 degrees F.
  • Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Chicken BLT Salad

  • On a large serving plate, arrange with lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, crispy bacon, and blue cheese.
  • Add sliced grilled chicken and drizzle with dressing as desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 321kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 348mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg