BLT Chicken Salad Recipe

This BLT Chicken Salad combines the classic flavors of a BLT sandwich with the hearty, fulfilling addition of chicken. Perfect for a refreshing lunch or a light dinner, this salad is packed with protein and crispy textures.


  • 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 pound turkey bacon, diced and cooked until crisp
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced small
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (light mayonnaise can be used)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Prepare Ingredients:
    • Cook Chicken: If not already prepared, cook the chicken by boiling or grilling it, then chop into bite-sized pieces.
    • Cook Bacon: Dice the turkey bacon and cook in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess grease.
    • Prepare Vegetables: Dice the red onion and celery, and halve the cherry tomatoes. Set aside.
  2. Mix the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Whisk together until smooth and well blended.
  3. Combine the Salad:
    • In a large mixing bowl, add the chopped chicken, crispy turkey bacon, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and celery.
    • Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and gently toss to coat everything evenly.
  4. Chill and Serve:
    • For the best flavor, cover and refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together beautifully.
    • Serve chilled, on its own, wrapped in lettuce leaves for a low-carb option, or piled high on toasted bread for a delicious sandwich.


  • Variations: Add avocado slices for creaminess or mix in a handful of chopped fresh herbs like basil or parsley for an added flavor boost.
  • Storage: This salad can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, making it a great option for meal prep.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve over a bed of mixed greens or with a side of crusty bread for a satisfying meal.

Enjoy this BLT Chicken Salad as a delightful twist on traditional salads, bringing together savory, creamy, and crisp elements in every bite!