Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad
Delicious and easy, this recipe takes chicken salad to the next level of tasty!
We have been in a lunchtime slump for months now. I rarely think ahead and plan for lunch and am left standing before my kitchen feeling a little lost at lunch time. The number of days when Harper and I call cheese and crackers lunch is ridiculous! Yesterday, I decided to take the mid day meal back into my court and I created something on a whim that will save the meal for us time and time again!
Cheesy Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad couldn't be easier to make. While I made this with a whole chicken breast, you could easily save some time and swap that for some rotisserie chicken, or even a can of chicken breast if that is what you have on hand!
This recipe comes together easily. If you are using pre-cooked chicken breast, it comes together in under 5 minutes for a yummy lunch in spite of a busy day or limited culinary skills. In this recipe I used shallots because that is what I had on hand. You can use the onion of your choice. Celery might make a nice addition if you like it. I do not like celery so I didn't use it.
For 4 sandwiches:
8 ounces of chicken breast, cooked and shredded or cut into small chunks.
4 tablespoons of mayo
1 tablespoon of ranch dip mix
1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 of bacon crumbles
1/4 of shallots or onion, finely chopped.
Combine the mayo and ranch dip mix together, blending well.
Add the onion or shallots and mix well.
Add the chicken, bacon, and cheese and stir until well combined.
Serve on bread, tortillas or on crackers for a tasty and easy lunch!
I think this tastes better the next day, so you might mix it up the night before and have a total treat of yummy for lunch the next day!