Chicken BLT Salad with a Dijon Vinaigrette

chicken blt salad with a dijon vinaigrette

Ditch the carbs, and enjoy the same flavors you get from a BLT Sammie, in a bowl. This salad combines the ingredients of a classic BLT sandwich with the protein-rich addition of chicken, that is marinated in a dijon vinaigrette, which doubles as a dressing!
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Course: Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blt chopped salad, chicken blt
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 329kcal


  • 16 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast
  • ¼ cup Dijon Vinaigrette - plus more for dressing
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • ½ tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves - minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil - for grilling
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes - sliced in half
  • 1 avocado - chopped (about ¼ avocado per salad plate)
  • 3-4 cups mixed greens - I used a romaine, and spring mix


  • First, prepare vinaigrette. To a large bowl, or resealable bag, add ¼ cup of vinaigrette, chicken breast, salt, pepper and garlic. Toss to coat well. Marinate for 1-2 hours.
  • While the chicken marinates, make the bacon. Once done, allow to cool and roughly chop. Set aside.
  • To a grill plan, add 1 tbsp olive oil (make sure it is for high heat) on medium high heat. Once hot, add chicken breast, grill for about 6-8 minutes, and flip, cooking for 4-5 more minutes, depending on thickness (should be 165F).
  • Remove chicken from pan and allow to rest 5 minutes. Chop and set aside.
  • Divide lettuce between four plates then top with chopped bacon, tomatoes, chopped avocado, and chicken. Serve with additional dijon vinaigrette.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 20g | Fiber: 3g
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