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Best Ever B.A.C Salad

This week’s theme: Salads!

I am so excited to finally post my first recipe to share with all of you. Since the first meal I ever made was a salad, I decided to go back to my roots with this Best Ever B.A.C Salad.
C – CHICKEN (Lemon Pepper)
(Salads are not usually the best BUT what could be better than bacon, avocado, and chicken?)

**Ingredients for the Salad:
– 1 whole Avocado
– 1 cup sliced Baby Tomatoes
– 5-6 slices of Bacon
– 2 Chicken Breasts
– Dressing (personal preference)
– Drizzle of Lemon Juice
– 4-8 cups of Lettuce (personal preference)

Ingredients for Lemon Pepper Chicken:
– 1/8 tsp. Salt
– 1/8 tsp. Pepper
– 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
– 1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
– Juice from a Half Lemon
– Dash of Parsley

Directions for Chicken:
1. Chop chicken into strips
2. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, juice of half a lemon, and dash of parsley
3. Set pan to medium – high heat and dash of cooking oil
4. Once pan is warm, place chicken in pan and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes (depending on size of strips and heat)
5. Once chicken is crispy and golden, and no more pink is visible, let cool

Directions for Salad:
1. Crisp the bacon
2. Allow chicken and bacon to cool before adding to salad
3. Chop lettuce, tomato, and avocado into desired pieces
4. In a large bowl, combine avocado, lettuce, and tomatoes, drizzle with lemon juice
5. Add the cooled chicken to the salad and toss with desired dressing (I used a greek yogurt Cesar dressing)
6. Crumble the crispy bacon on top and add a little extra salt or pepper for flavor (I personally added red pepper flakes)
7. Enjoy the Best Ever B.A.C Salad

If the salad is a little boring, I GET IT.
Here’s what you can add:
– FLAVOR (Suggested: Red Pepper Flakes, Cheese (Parmesan, Mozzarella, Bleu Cheese), Red Onion, Grilled Onion)
– TEXTURE (Suggested: Croutons, Roasted Chickpeas, Spinach, Kale, Crunchy Onion Pieces)
– ZEST (Suggested: Honey Mustard, Avocado Dressing, Lemon Vinaigrette, Cesar Dressing)

If you got this far, thank you for reading. If you tried this recipe and loved it or hated it or changed it, let me know in the comments. I enjoy the feedback and love to see how you add your personal touch of zest.


Author: Claire Elizabeth

My name is Claire Elizabeth and welcome to my lemon zest life! It all started back in 2015 when I began creating healthy recipes to support my busy lifestyle between the gym, full-time work, and full-time university. Four years later I have updated my healthy recipes but am still living that busy lifestyle. This is catered for the full-time employees, students, parents, and everyone in between that lives a lemon zest life, like me. xo.🍋 ​

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