Chicken salad with crisp bacon

Chicken salad with crisp bacon

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 40 mins Cook: 5 mins - 10 mins


Serves 4 - 6
Try this lovely fresh summer salad as a dinner party centrepiece

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal501
  • fat35g
  • saturates11g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein44g
  • salt3.12g
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  • meat from 1 ready-roasted chicken, shredded



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  • 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon



    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 1 small red onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 100g bag watercress



    With deep green leaves, and crisp, paler stems, watercress is related to mustard and is one of…

  • 2-3 heads red chicory, separated into leaves and halved if large



    Also known as endive, chicory is a forced crop, grown in complete darkness, which accounts for…

  • ¾ cucumber, halved, seeds scooped out, then sliced on the diagonal

For the dressing

  • 200g tub Greek yogurt
  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 2 tsp chopped tarragon



    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…


  1. Mix the ingredients for the dressing with a little seasoning. Stir in the chicken and loosen with water if necessary.

  2. Slowly cook the bacon in a large frying pan until crisp and the fat has run out. Drain on kitchen paper. Meanwhile, mix the onion with the oil, vinegar and seasoning.

  3. Toss the onion with the watercress, chicory and cucumber, then pile onto a platter. Spoon the chicken on top, then break or chop the bacon over the top of that. Serve with crusty bread.

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12th Aug, 2016
I agree with the others. The whole family enjoyed it, & I will be saving this to my good food recipes :)
27th Mar, 2012
Lovely. Really liked the dressing - made it with 0 fat total so it was light too. Super tasty.
25th Sep, 2010
Simple and ever so tasty
26th Aug, 2010
This is absolutely delicious and so easy to assemble. I did not have watercress or red chicory so used a bag of mixed lettuce and herbs instead. Worked brilliantly. Also made the dressing in the morning and stirred in the chicken which really allowed the flavours to mingle. Well worth a try.
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