Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad (Whole30, Paleo)

Perfect for lunch or dinner, this Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad is filling, nutritious and tasty! The great flavors of ranch dressing mixed with bacon take this Chicken Salad Recipe to the next level! A healthy Whole30 and Paleo compliant lunch option.

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Perfect for lunch or dinner, this Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad is filling, nutritious and tasty! The great flavors of ranch dressing mixed with bacon take this Chicken Salad Recipe to the next level! A healthy Whole30 and Paleo compliant lunch option. #whole30recipes #whole30 #paleodiet #chickensalad

It is no secret that I LOVE my chicken salad recipes. They are one of the most popular types of recipes on my site. So you all must love chicken salad too.

But not dry, boring chicken salad. We need unique chicken salad recipes to keep us interested. Like Mandarin Chicken Salad, Bacon Avocado Salad or this Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad.

Chicken Salad is my go-to when I’m doing a round of Whole30 because a small amount is filling and it can be made in so many ways. It can be waiting in the fridge for those hangry moments and is great for meal prepping lunches. Having quick and easy food stocked in your refrigerator is the key to Whole30 success.

Perfect for lunch or dinner, this Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad is filling, nutritious and tasty! The great flavors of ranch dressing mixed with bacon take this Chicken Salad Recipe to the next level! A healthy Whole30 and Paleo compliant lunch option. #whole30recipes #whole30 #paleodiet #chickensalad

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In the video I mentioned the bacon is Paleo/Whole30 friendly (no sugar, nitrates, preservatives). Pederson’s has a Whole30 approved bacon. This particular bacon works for me because I do a round of Whole30 every January and usually again around summertime, the rest of the year I adhere to the Paleo Diet. So if you are interested in Whole30 approved bacon only, I just wanted to be clear on this.

Stay tuned for even more Whole30/Paleo recipes made with ButcherBox meats!

Tips → Tricks → Suggestions →

  • For best results, pre-mix the mayo with ranch ingredients before adding to chicken.
  • More bacon is totally acceptable.
  • Dry spices will work as well. Decrease the amount of dried spices by approximately half.

More Whole30/Paleo Chicken Recipes. . .

Lemon Garlic Chicken Drumsticks
Simple Salt & Pepper Chicken Wings by Paleo Bailey
Baked Hawaiian Chicken by Lemons for Lulu
Harvest Chicken Skillet by Well Plated
Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Potatoes by Noshtastic
Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

Perfect for lunch or dinner, this Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad is filling, nutritious and tasty! The great flavors of ranch dressing mixed with bacon take this Chicken Salad Recipe to the next level! A healthy Whole30 and Paleo compliant lunch option. #whole30recipes #whole30 #paleodiet #chickensalad

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5 from 1 vote
Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Perfect for lunch or dinner, this Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad is filling, nutritious and tasty! The great flavors of ranch dressing mixed with bacon take this Chicken Salad Recipe to the next level! A healthy Whole30 and Paleo compliant lunch option.

Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Author: Nicole Harris
Ingredients
Chicken
  • 12 ounces Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
  • Salt/Pepper
  • Olive Oil
Chicken Salad
  • 5 ounces Bacon* (cooked & chopped)
  • 2 Celery Stalks (chopped)
  • 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Red Onion
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 3 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons Finely Chopped Fresh Dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Fresh Cracked Pepper
Instructions
Chicken
  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF

    Salt and pepper chicken breasts, grease roasting dish with oil and place chicken in roasting dish.

    Bake for 25-30 minutes or until internal temp reaches 165ºF (time varies depending on thickness)

    Let cool then shred or chop.

Chicken Salad
  1. Combine all ingredients with chicken. Mix until thoroughly combined.

    Serve over salad, on wraps, sandwiches or alone.

Recipe Notes

*My preferred bacon preparation method:

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Line baking sheet with foil and spray or grease with oil. Lay bacon flat on baking sheet. Bake for approximately 15 minutes or to desired doneness. (flip half way through)

Perfect for lunch or dinner, this Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad is filling, nutritious and tasty! The great flavors of ranch dressing mixed with bacon take this Chicken Salad Recipe to the next level! A healthy Whole30 and Paleo compliant lunch option. #whole30recipes #whole30 #paleodiet #chickensalad

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Comments

  1. Love the comment, more bacon is totally acceptable. This chicken salad looks bomb! I want some 🙂

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