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Chicken BLT Salad with Spicy Avocado Ranch Dressing is fresh, cool, crunchy and the perfect way to use up grilled chicken.


Total time

20 minutes




Sides, Lunch


  • dressing
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • 2 jalapeno peppers ( seeded if desired)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives (chopped )
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill (chopped )
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • salad
  • 12 strips thin bacon ( cut into 4 smaller strips)
  • romaine or red leaf lettuce
  • grilled chicken
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • roma tomatoes
  • 1 large avocado (pitted and cut into wedges)


  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Refrigerate until needed.
  3. SALAD
  4. Cut the bacon strips in half widthwise, then cut in half lengthwise to create four "mini" strips of bacon. Place in a skillet or saute pan. Cook over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Place lettuce in salad bowls or on a plate. Top with chicken, red onion, tomatoes, avocado and bacon. Drizzle wtih dressing. Serve immediately.
  6. View the recipe instructions at From a Chef's Kitchen

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