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Chicken BLT Salad

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Chicken BLT Salad is a hearty and satisfying main dish salad, with plenty of proteins, veggies, and good fats. Top the best grilled chicken salad with a delicious honey mustard dressing!

For other grilled chicken recipes, try my Grilled Chicken Skewers or my favorite Grilled Caprese Chicken!

Side view of the salad with honey mustard on top, and the platter of salad in the background.

Big Green Egg Chicken

When the weather gets hot, I start to crave big salads with crispy greens and lots of color. I’m a big fan of firing up the Big Green Egg instead of using my ovens, and making our proteins outdoors. Our summer weather can get pretty miserable at times, so it makes sense to keep the heat down inside the house.

I almost always make a big salad at the start of the week, and we add toppings and salads as we go, depending on what we are craving. I recommend making a couple of homemade dressings so you have some variety, and store them in mason jars in the refrigerator.

Cobb salads have been around for a LONG time, but they never get old to me. There are so many flavors and textures in one bowl, and I really hope you give this one a try.

A large platter of the green salad, with rows of grilled chicken, feta cheese, eggs, tomatoes, etc.

Ingredients Notes

  • Chicken – Two pounds of chicken breast. If the breasts are super thick, you may consider butterflying them for even cooking.
  • Marinade – A delicious combination of olive oil, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, and seasonings. SO easy and adds delicious flavor!
  • Salad Greens – A mixture of any greens you like best. I love using romaine, spinach, kale, and red lettuce.
  • Other Veggies – Like red onion (or green) and tomatoes.
  • Eggs – Slightly soft hard-boiled eggs. If using an instant pot, do high pressure for two minutes, natural release for five minutes, and then an ice bath.
  • Bacon – Crispy bacon – any kind works.
  • Cheese – Feta or goat cheese for maximum flavor.
  • Avocado – Avocado slices, because you can never have too much avo. 😀
  • Light Honey Mustard Dressing – A delicious combo of greek yogurt, dijon mustard, olive oil, honey, apple cider vinegar, and seasonings.
The salad ingredients on a white board, labeled.

How to make Chicken BLT Salad

Step 1
Make the dressing. Mix up the dressing ingredients – the yogurt, olive oil, dijon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, and salt and pepper. Store in a mason jar and chill until serving the salad.

Step 2
Marinate the chicken. In a small bowl, combine the marinade – the olive oil, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, ginger, salt and pepper. Pour the marinade over the chicken, and store in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

Step 3
Grill the chicken. Light an outdoor grill to about medium heat. When hot, grill the chicken, adding some seasoned salt (if desired) and cook until done. A digital thermometer should read 160 degrees (allowing for carry-over cooking to 165 degrees). Let the chicken rest before slicing.

The chicken breasts on the Big Green Egg.

Step 4
Prep the other ingredients. Clean and chop the veggies (lettuce, tomatoes, and onions). Cook the eggs and bacon, and cool. (Wait to slice avocados until serving.)

I prefer to cook my bacon in the oven, on a wire rack (as pictured below). Also, cooking eggs in an instant pot is my go-to method now. SO easy!

Step 5
Assemble. To serve the Cobb salads, add all ingredients to individual bowls – the lettuce, tomatoes, onions, bacon, eggs, (feta or goat) cheese, avocado slices, and sliced chicken.

Step 6
Serve. Top with the light honey mustard dressing, and enjoy.

Don’t like honey mustard dressing? Try my Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette or my Spinach Salad Dressing instead!

Recipe FAQs

Are grilled chicken salads good for you?

Depending on the combo of ingredients, especially the salad dressing, they are normally quite healthy. This one includes lots of greens and a healthier dressing.

Is chicken and salad good for weight loss?

If the chicken is grilled and salad incorporates lots of veggies, this combo is normally good for weight loss. Serving sizes are also important to keep in mind.

What are the healthiest salad ingredients?

When making healthy salads, try to use lots of greens and different veggies, lean meats, and lighter salad dressings.

What are the best dressing recipes for salads?

I almost always make my own dressing and focus on dressings with olive oil with minimal sugar. Check the blog for other dressings that would be delicious on this salad as well.

Closeup on a serving of the chicken salad with dressing on top.

xoxo ~Sue

Side view of a serving bowl of chicken blt salad.

Chicken BLT Salad

Chicken BLT Salad is a hearty and satisfying main dish salad, with plenty of proteins, veggies, and good fats. Top the best grilled chicken salad with a delicious honey mustard dressing!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 medium salads
Calories: 631kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • 2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lower sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper – to taste

For the other ingredients:

  • 16 cups salad greens – any greens
  • 1/3 cup red onions – sliced thin
  • 1 ½ cup cherry tomatoes – sliced in half
  • 6 large hardboiled eggs – sliced in fourths
  • 6 slices bacon – crumbled
  • 1 cup feta cheese (or goat cheese) – crumbled
  • 1-2 large avocados – sliced thin

For the honey mustard dressing

  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt – full-fat
  • 3 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper – to taste

Instructions

  • Mix up the dressing by combining all ingredients – the yogurt, olive oil, dijon mustard, honey, apple cider vinegar, and seasonings. Store in a mason jar and keep chilled until serving.
  • Place chicken breasts in a storage bag. Mix the marinade ingredients in a small bowl, and pour over top the chicken. Let marinate for at least an hour. (If chicken breasts are extra large, butterfly them.)
  • Light an outdoor grill to medium heat. Place the chicken on the grill and add seasoned salt (if desired). Cook until done – a digital thermometer should read 160 (allow carry-over cooking to get to 165) degrees. Remove the chicken and let rest for at least 10 minutes. Slice.
  • Clean and chop the veggies. Cook the eggs and bacon, and let cool.
  • To serve, add the ingredients to ndividual salad bowls – the lettuce, tomatoes, onions, eggs, bacon, cheese, and sliced avocado. Top with the dressing, and enjoy.

Notes

Don’t like honey mustard dressing? Try my Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette or my Spinach Salad Dressing instead!

Nutrition

Calories: 631kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 321mg | Sodium: 982mg | Potassium: 1182mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1868IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 3mg
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4 Comments

  1. Jackie Thill says:

    Never can turn down a good cobb salad. This is my second review because it’s one of my faves.

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Thanks so much, Jackie! 🙂

  2. Making this again tonight! Light, healthy and soooo good! We love it!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      It really is good!! I knew you’d spot another salad recipe! 🙂

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