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Classic Salad with Chicken

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 29 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 14 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 large head green-leaf lettuce (about 1 pound) shredded

2 medium tomatoes, seeded and diced

1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced

1/2 English cucumber, sliced

12 ounces grilled chicken breast, sliced


1 whole-wheat roll (about 2 ounces) preferably day old, cut into 1/2-inch chunks

2 teaspoons olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Bacon bits:

Nonstick cooking spray

3 slices Canadian bacon (3 ounces) finely diced


1/3 cup plain nonfat yogurt

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons ketchup

2 teaspoons white vinegar

2 tablespoons chopped sweet gherkin pickles (1/2-ounce)



  1. Make croutons:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Toss bread cubes with olive oil, salt and pepper and place on a baking sheet. Bake until croutons are golden and crisp, about 8 minutes. Remove from oven, and allow to cool completely.
  3. Make bacon bits:
  4. Spray a nonstick pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook until crisp, stirring frequently, about 4 to 5 minutes. Allow to cool.
  5. Make dressing:
  6. Combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, ketchup, vinegar and pickles in a bowl and stir to incorporate. Season with salt, to taste.
  7. Toss the lettuce, tomato, onion, and cucumber in a large salad bowl with the dressing. Top with croutons, bacon bits, sliced chicken and serve.
  8. Excellent source of: Protein, Vitamin A, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Phosphorus, Selenium
  9. Good source of: Fiber, Thiamin, Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Potassium