Friday, May 6, 2011

BLT Chicken Salad

This is one of my best ideas, if I do say so myself. I just finished eating about 15 minutes ago and I was so excited, I had to post it right away. Now, I don't condone wrapping burgers in lettuce because they are too darn juicy, but lettuce is a great vehicle for tuna/chicken/egg salad, etc. I like the hydroponic butter lettuce because it lasts a long time in the fridge.

1 lb cooked chicken breast
5 slices cooked bacon
1/2-1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1/4 cup almond mayo or other homemade mayo, thinned out
Avocado slices
Butter lettuce leaves
Salt and pepper

Cut the chicken and the bacon into bite size pieces. I like my pieces of bacon to be about twice the size of the chicken. Combine chicken and bacon in a large bowl with tomatoes. Thin out mayo with 2 T of water, or your fat of choice (I used warm bacon fat! But that's just me...) and add to chicken. Mix well, add salt and pepper to taste- I found it didn't really need much salt because of all the bacon (and bacon fat). Serve it in butter lettuce leaves with a couple of slices of avocado on top, and eat it like a taco!

If you don't want to make the mayo, you could probably substitute a vinaigrette made from Dijon mustard, lemon juice or red wine vinegar, and olive oil. I also think this would be wonderful with hardboiled eggs instead of chicken.


  1. oh, hell to the yes. i could eat this all day. Almond mayo? how does that taste?

  2. i doesn't taste quite like mayo. but it does the same job- makes sauces/dressings creamy. the other one i posted a link to from tastes more like mayo. i'm thinking...use it to make a mustard sauce for chicken nuggies?