Main Dishes

Chicken and Bacon Autumn Chopped Salad Recipe

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After a weekend of lots and lots of food, I was craving something a little bit lighter for dinner tonight . . . but with my husband being the "meat and potatoes" guy that he is, he doesn't like the idea of having salad for a main course, so I added some chicken and crumbled bacon to make it more "manly". It was the perfect dinner for our family after all the food we devoured over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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*6 to 8 cups chopped romaine lettuce
*2 medium apples, chopped (pears are also delicious if you want to use those)
*1 cup dried cranberries (Craisins)
*1 cup chopped walnuts (pecans or almonds are also a yummy substitution)
*8 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled (we used turkey bacon- use what you want)
*4 to 6 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
*1-2 grilled chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
*3/4 cup Poppy seed Salad Dressing (I like Brianna's)
*1/4 cup Balsamic Vinaigrette (I used store brand because it tastes just the same to me)
*In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, apples, cranberries, walnuts, bacon, chicken and feta cheese. *In a smaller bowl, combine poppy seed dressing with balsamic vinaigrette. Drizzle over salad right...
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Nutritions

Calories
408

Sodium
539mg
22% DV

Fat
20g
31% DV

Protein
9g
19% DV

Carbs
36g
12% DV

Fiber
3g
14% DV