Classic Salad with Chicken

  • 2008, Ellie Krieger, All Rights Reserved
  • Show: Healthy Appetite with Ellie Krieger
  • Episode: Never Say Never
Total Time:
29 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive Prep:
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Cook:
14 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

CROUTONS:
  • 1 whole-wheat roll (about 2 ounces) preferably day old, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
BACON BITS:
DRESSING:
  • 1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sweet gherkin pickles (1/2-ounce)
  • Salt
  • 1 large head green-leaf lettuce (about 1 pound) shredded
  • 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, sliced
  • 12 ounces grilled chicken breast, sliced
MAKE CROUTONS:

    Directions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Toss bread cubes with olive oil, salt and pepper and place on a baking sheet. Bake until croutons are golden and crisp, about 8 minutes. Remove from oven, and allow to cool completely.

    Spray a nonstick pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp, stirring frequently, about 4 to 5 minutes. Allow to cool.

    Serving size: 1 1/2 cups salad, plus 1/2 cup croutons, and 2 tablespoons bacon bits, 3 ounces chicken breast

    Excellent source of: Protein, Vitamin A, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Phosphorus, Selenium

    Good source of: Fiber, Thiamin, Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Potassium

    Combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, ketchup, vinegar and pickles in a bowl and stir to incorporate. Season with salt, to taste.

    Toss the lettuce, tomato, onion, and cucumber in a large salad bowl with the dressing. Top with croutons, bacon bits, sliced chicken and serve.

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