Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad with Candied Bacon. This salad is loaded with grilled chicken, fresh juicy tomato, creamy avocado, crunchy tortilla strips, black beans, cheddar cheese, and sweet and salty candied bacon. All drizzled with a homemade salsa ranch that is truly addicting!
Seeing as how it’s January and I’m feeling the pressure to eat more salads, I’m here to share my favorite salad with you! This Southwest Grilled Chicken Salad with candied bacon is kind of the salad of my dreams. It’s based on my all time favorite to go meal that I get from our local Market Street store, the Texas Toss salad. And I have to say I think I may like this homemade version even better than the one I get from the store! Other than the fact that when I buy it I have absolutely no dishes to do. But I can handle dishes in exchange for some absolute deliciousness.
This salad is loaded up with all kinds of goods..including the candied bacon!! It really makes the salad. Just the hint of maple and sweetness mixed with the savory chicken and other salad toppings. And don’t be worried, it’s super easy to make. The hardest part is not snacking on it so that it actually makes it into the salad.
If you have some chicken on hand you can use that in this salad, or rotisserie chicken, or even packaged grilled chicken strips. Anything to save time. If you want to grill your own chicken breast, I have an easy method included in the recipe for you below.
Top all of this with a creamy and delicious homemade salsa ranch dressing and there’s no way this salad will disappoint. It’s hearty enough to be a complete meal. And there is a hefty serving of greens in there too. Trust me.
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