I’m not usually a fan of mayonnaisey salads, I’m more of a leafy green kind of girl, but this one struck a chord with me when I saw it on Pinterest. I am a big fan of anything Chicken Bacon Ranch, so this salad was a clear must try recipe for me!
The original blog post that the recipe came from can also be found on WordPress! I started following her blog as a result of this recipe. I can’t wait to see what else she offers.
I was very excited to try this out, so I was very lucky to have all of the ingredients on hand! It called for: 3 cups chicken, cooked and chopped, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 1/4 cup sour cream, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (I didn’t like the way these looked, so I left them out), 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard, 1/8 teaspoon lemon juice, 1/4 cup finely diced red onion (I don’t like raw onion, so I left these out), 6-8 slices cooked and chopped bacon, shredded cheddar cheese for garnish.
Before I could assemble the salad, I had to cook the raw ingredients. I cooked the bacon and chicken in a small skillet on the stove top.
When the chicken and bacon were cooked, I moved on to mixing the dressing for the salad. I combined the mayonnaise, sour cream, onion powder, garlic powder, mustard, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. I mixed everything until it had a nice creamy consistency.
Once the dressing was mixed, I added the cooked chicken and bacon. Then I stirred everything together so that it was well coated.
When everything was mixed together, it was time to make a sandwich. I cut a hoagie roll, scooped on some of the salad, and garnished it with shredded cheddar cheese.
This is a definite repeat! I think I’ll make a batch of it the next time we have a chance to take the dogs to the park for a picnic/play-date.