Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad

Inspired by Chicken Salad Chick’s Sassy Scotty, this Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad is a quick and easy healthy lunch. I love to eat it with crackers and a side of fruit for a light and tasty weekday lunch.

My mom had a Chicken Salad Chick open up by her house and loves taking anyone that visits her to check it out. We’ve had a few different flavors, but hands down our favorite has been Sassy Scotty- their bacon, ranch, and cheese version. It was so flavorful and addicting. I wanted to make my own “healthier” version at home.

I think Chicken Salad Chick’s secret for making the tastiest chicken salad I’ve ever had is how fine the shredded chicken is. To recreate that smooth texture, I chopped the shredded chicken up so the salad was creamy, not chunky. I also substituted a lot of the mayo with Greek yogurt to make this a little healthier.

Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad on a glass bowl surrounded by crackers, ranch mix, and bacon

Do you have questions?

Why do you replace mayo with Greek Yogurt?

Greek yogurt is a healthy alternative to mayo. It has significantly less fat (or no fat depending on the type you get), fewer calories, and is packed with protein. You wont “ taste” the yogurt in the chicken salad, but the mayo taste won’t be as strong.

How Long is chicken salad good for?

It depends on how fresh your ingredients are. Shredded chicken is good 3-4 days in the fridge after it’s been cooked. Greek yogurt is typically good for a few weeks, but take note of the expiration date on the packaging. Cooked bacon is good for 4-5 days in the fridge.

What goes good with Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad?

I like to eat it with crackers and have fruit on the side. You can also add it to a sandwich and have it with chips.

Watch how it’s made…

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Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad on a glass bowl surrounded by crackers, ranch mix, and bacon

Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad

  • Author: Megan
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x

Description

Inspired by Chicken Salad Chick’s Sassy Scotty, this Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad is a quick and easy lunch. I love to eat it with crackers and a side of fruit for a light and tasty weekday lunch.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 cups shredded chicken, about 1.25 pounds
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoon mayo*
  • 1/4 cups bacon, chopped, about 3 strips
  • 3 tablespoons cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons ranch dressing seasoning
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Chop your shredded chicken into small pieces. Smaller pieces help make the chicken salad smoother.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix all of your ingredients together.
  3. Serve immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Notes

If you don’t want to use mayo, you can swap it out for 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt.

I like to make my own shredded chicken 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 270
  • Fat: 14.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.8g
  • Protein: 28g

Keywords: Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad, Chicken Salad, Bacon, Ranch, Shredded Chicken, Lunch

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