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Chopped Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad

February 27, 2015

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Do you ever have trouble getting your kids to eat salad for dinner? Or at all for that matter?  Give this one a try! My family loves this salad and it really has it all!  When my kids were younger, they weren’t too excited about the lettuce, so I would leave it out for them, but they would gobble up the pasta, chicken, bacon, and veggies.  Now that they are a little older, they actually eat the lettuce and everything just fine, and get this, are excited to have this for dinner! I know, right? I mean, really, all you have to say if bacon and avocado in the same sentence and you have my attention.

1-28-2015 074 This salad is actually a great pot luck salad because it easily feeds a lot, if you just add a little more lettuce.  Next bbq invite, you will steal the show! And you don’t even have to feel guilty about eating a huge bowl.  It’s all good for you.  Just make sure you find a good lite dressing.  Dressing can really make or break your salad as far as nutrition goes.

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Chopped Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad
Serves 6
Macros: Calories 307; Protein 23; Carbs 26; Fat 10 (Can use less pasta or no pasta for low carb)
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Ingredients
  1. 1 lb cooked, chopped chicken breast
  2. 6 oz dry whole wheat pasta (cook according to package directions)
  3. 1 small to medium head of lettuce chopped (green leaf, red leaf, or romaine)
  4. 10 strips turkey bacon cooked and crumbled
  5. 2 roma tomatoes chopped
  6. 1/4 C chopped green onion
  7. 1 medium avocado diced
  8. 1/4 C feta cheese
  9. 1/2 C lite italian dressing of choice
Instructions
  1. Cook and cube chicken. I think it tastes best if it's grilled, but can be boiled, broiled or pan fryied.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions but stop a minute or two before really soft, drain and rinse with cold water.
  3. Pan fry bacon, or microwave until crispy them crumble.
  4. Chop tomatoes, onions, avocado, and lettuce.
  5. Dump everything into a bowl and toss with feta cheese and italian dressing.
Notes
  1. You really can use any type of vinegrette or italian dressing. So if you have your favorite lite dressing, go for it!!
Adapted from Pampered Chef
Adapted from Pampered Chef
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  1. I made this for dinner tonight! Yummy! I’ve got at least three other recipes from your blog on my shopping list so I can try them next! I can’t wait!

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