Broccoli Chicken Salad

Broccoli Chicken Salad - Filled with flavor & nutrition this salad is great for lunch or dinner. Also, check out how you can use those stalky green broccoli stems. by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.comPinit
On mother’s day teachers in my daughter’s kindergarten class asked kids questions about their moms and then wrote the questions and answers on a fancy piece of paper, to give to the mothers as a keepsake. One of the questions on there, was “what is your mom’s favorite food & drink?”, as I read this, I was really thankful that it’s not something like… burgers, fries or coke…You know, with wanting to look good in front of others and stuff…Anyway, my daughter’s answer was – “salad & water”. As boring as it probably sounded to the teacher it really is true. I try to have salad at least once a day, so having a variety of recipes helps me to keep it exciting and delicious.
Broccoli Chicken Salad - Filled with flavor & nutrition this salad is great for lunch or dinner. Also, check out how you can use those stalky green broccoli stems. by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com

This salad is more of a ‘meal’ kind of salad, where it’s not just a side dish, but something that will fill you up and keep you full for a while. Bacon does give the salad a nice smoky flavor, but if you’re trying to eat clean & healthy omit the bacon and go with cooked chicken breast alone.

 

Chicken & Broccoli Salad

Salad Ingredients:
3 cups broccoli, florets & shredded stems
1 cup chicken breast, skinless, boneless, cooked, shredded
6-8 strips bacon, rendered & crispy, chopped
1/4 onion, sliced thinly
1/3 cup craisins

Dressing (double the amount if you like a lot of dressing in your salad)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp vinegar

Preparation:
Lay slices of bacon onto a parchment or aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Bake at 375F for 15-20 minutes, until rendered & crispy. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and pat the tops with paper towel as well, to absorb extra fat. When cool enough to handle, chop to small pieces.
Broccoli Chicken Salad - Filled with flavor & nutrition this salad is great for lunch or dinner. by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com

Break the broccoli into small florets. Shred the stems on a large holed box grater, or using the food processor fitted with the grater attachment.
Broccoli Chicken Salad - Filled with flavor & nutrition this salad is great for lunch or dinner. Also, check out how you can use those stalky green broccoli stems. by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.comPinit

Slice the onion into thin slices.
Broccoli Chicken Salad - Filled with flavor & nutrition this salad is great for lunch or dinner. Also, check out how you can use those stalky green broccoli stems. by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.comPinit

Combine the mayo, vinegar & sugar in a bowl. Whisk until homogenous & smooth. Broccoli Chicken Salad - Filled with flavor & nutrition this salad is great for lunch or dinner. Also, check out how you can use those stalky green broccoli stems. by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.comPinit

Arrange all ingredients around the salad bowl, in piles. Pour dressing over the salad & mix to coat the ingredients. Serve.
Broccoli Chicken Salad - Filled with flavor & nutrition this salad is great for lunch or dinner. Also, check out how you can use those stalky green broccoli stems. by LetTheBakingBeginBlog.com

Broccoli Chicken Salad

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Ingredients

Salad Ingredients:

  • 3 cups broccoli, florets & shredded stems
  • 1 cup chicken breast, skinless, boneless, cooked, shredded
  • 6-8 strips bacon, rendered & crispy, chopped
  • ¼ onion, sliced thinly
  • ⅓ cup craisins

Dressing (double the amount if you like a lot of dressing in your salad)

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar

Instructions

  1. Lay slices of bacon onto a parchment or aluminum foil lined baking sheet. Bake at 375F for 15-20 minutes, until rendered & crispy. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and pat the tops with paper towel as well, to absorb extra fat. When cool enough to handle, chop to small pieces.
  2. Break the broccoli into small florets. Shred the stems on a large holed box grater, or using the food processor fitted with the grater attachment.
  3. Slice the onion into thin slices.
  4. Combine the mayo, vinegar & sugar in a bowl. Whisk until homogeneous & smooth.
  5. Arrange all ingredients around the salad bowl, in piles. Pour dressing over the salad & mix to coat the ingredients. Serve.

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  • Yum!! I love how you used the broccoli stems and the way you sliced them up! Bacon and chicken sound so good. It’s like an entire meal in a bowl! 🙂

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    • Yes, this salad is very filling!
      Thanks Natasha!

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  • Deborah W.

    Thanks for sharing this recipe! We love it! I’ve fixed it for dinner twice since I saw it here! Other than the wife, no one knows the stress of fixing food hubby will eat. Not only did he eat it, he’s the one who wanted it a second time. Believe me, unless it’s covered in chocolate, that doesn’t happen. Thanks again for a keeper.

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    • That’s great to hear! Thanks for your feedback Deborah!

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  • M G Jones

    This looks great, but I don’t do mayo. Do you have ideas for a healthy alternative? Could I use plain Greek yogurt?

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    • I think a mix of greek yogurt and a little bit of olive oil could work, although it would not have different flavor 🙂

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    • Jshifflett

      Did you try the Greek yogurt?

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  • Tanya

    It’s super good! I’ve made it many times already and it’s always a big hit in our family and when I take it somewhere… The combination of flavors is divine! Thank you!

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  • I need to make it more appealing for my son. He hates broccoli.

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