Keto Chicken & Bacon Salad

chicken and bacon salad
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Try this Keto Chicken & Bacon Salad in place of your typical garden salad. It’s packed with the high-fat, low-carb ingredients you’re looking for.

I love a simple chicken salad for lunch, but I have to admit that I get a little bored of the regular chicken, tomato, and cucumber I usually put it in. This Chicken & Bacon Salad is packed with flavorful ingredients that spice it up!

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Eating a garden salad for lunch is great for a low-carb diet, as long as you mind the veggies you use so you don’t go overboard with the carbs. But often I find myself reaching to balance the fat ratios in my diet. That’s where this salad shines.

It has chicken thighs for added flavor and fat, blue cheese, tomatoes, and a quick sugar-free vinaigrette dressing. I use a wild lettuce mix in this salad. You can substitute for another type of lettuce or even with baby spinach, if you want.

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This salad is simple, but delicious, and it checks all the boxes for a keto lunch.

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chicken and bacon salad

Keto Chicken & Bacon Salad

Try this Keto Chicken & Bacon Salad in place of your typical garden salad. It's packed with the high-fat, low carb ingredients you're looking for.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 393kcal
Author: Laura


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thigh
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper divided
  • 8 strips cooked bacon crumbled
  • 3 cups wild lettuce mix
  • 3 oz blue cheese crumbled
  • 1 large tomato chopped

For the dressing


  • Season the chicken with salt and half the black pepper. Cook in a skillet over medium-high heat for about 6 minutes per side, until cooked through. Once cooled, roughly chop the chicken.
  • In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the dressing and whisk vigorously to combine.
  • Divide the lettuce among the bowls. Add the blue cheese, tomatoes, chopped chicken, and crumbled bacon. Drizzle with the dressing. Top with the remaining black pepper.


Substitute with chicken breast, if you want. This will lower the fat content of the salad.


Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 982mg | Potassium: 560mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2142IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2mg

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Keto Chicken & Bacon Salad
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5 thoughts on “Keto Chicken & Bacon Salad

  1. Beth Sachs says:

    5 stars
    This is going to become my go to low carb salad recipe. I just love chicken and bacon in salad.

  2. Traci says:

    5 stars
    Loving this chicken salad right now! This is the perfect recipe and totally hassle-free. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Marie-Charlotte Chatelain says:

    5 stars
    Would love this for dinner tonight! I cannot do a full keto but this dish will not make me miss the carbs at all with all those savory bold flavors! LOVE

  4. Rosemary says:

    5 stars
    Yum….filling and healthy, with all my favorite ingredients. I will have to try this chicken salad. Thanks for sharing.

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