The combination of chicken, bacon, and ranch can’t be beaten! You’ll be reaching for chicken bacon ranch salad every day.
Chicken Bacon Ranch Salad
This is an easy low-carb lunch recipe that is also really cheap, too! You can make it ahead of time, store it for later, and never have to wonder what you’re going to each for lunch.
Plus, you just can’t go wrong with the combination of chicken, bacon, and ranch. I used this combo before when I made low-carb cheesy bacon ranch sheet pan chicken thighs. It’s so flavorful, comforting, and satisfying. You’ll love this easy cold lunch twist!
Low-Carb Chicken Salad
This is a fantastic recipe to use in your meal prep. Just make a big batch of it at the start of the week, store it in individual food storage containers in the refrigerator, and eat it throughout the week.
It’s super budget-friendly, too. You can use leftover roasted or baked chicken. Or, use some canned chicken in the chicken salad.
Bacon is the most expensive ingredient in this recipe. If you’re pinching pennies, you can leave the bacon out, and the chicken salad will still taste delicious!
How To Eat Chicken Salad
How do you like to eat chicken salad? You can eat this salad just like it it, with a fork. Or, serve it on top of a slice of keto-friendly bread. Make it extra tasty by toasting the bread first.
If you’re really trying to count your carbs, serve this chicken salad on top of a large piece of lettuce as a lettuce wrap. I’ve also seen really large pieces of cheese that are the size of a tortilla! Use them as a carb-free cheese wrap.
The options are pretty endless.
How Long Is Refrigerated Chicken Salad Safe To Eat
Be very careful with food safety when you eat chicken, even cooked chicken. I suggest eating this chicken salad within three days of putting it in the refrigerator.
Can you freeze chicken salad? While you technically can freeze anything, I don’t recommend freezing and thawing chicken salad. It alters the texture too much.
This recipe is so easy to throw together that it doesn’t save you much time when you freeze it anyway.
What To Eat With Chicken Salad
There is just 1 gram net carb in each serving, so you have plenty of carbs left over to add to your lunch. If you want something quick, refreshing, and filling, make some Keto Ham and Pickle Roll-Ups. The pickles in the middle add a wonderful kick!
You can also make some Keto Loaded Cauliflower Rice Balls. They are a fun finger food that I love to eat for lunch. If you’re still hungry and need something that will really fill you up, make a bowl of creamy loaded Cauliflower Mash.
It also has cheese and bacon and a bunch of similar flavors.
Low-Carb Chicken Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad Recipe
Below are the ingredients you’ll need to make this tasty low-carb chicken bacon ranch chicken salad recipe. Exact measurements and instructions are located in the printable recipe card just a little bit further below.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Net Carbs: 1 net carb per serving
Large can of chicken breast meat
Salt and pepper
Add the chicken, red onion, ranch seasoning, bacon pieces, cherry tomatoes, mayonnaise, dijon and half of the parsley to a mixing bowl, and stir until well combined.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve immediately garnished with the additional parsley, or chill before serving if desired.
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Low-Carb Chicken Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad
- Mixing Bowl
- 1 large Can of Chicken Breast Meat drained well
- 1/4 cup Red Onion finely diced
- 2 tsp Ranch Seasoning
- 1/3 cup Chopped Bacon Pieces
- 1/2 cup Chopped Cherry Tomatoes
- 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
- 2 tbsp Chopped Parsley divided
- Add the chicken, red onion, ranch seasoning, bacon pieces, cherry tomatoes, mayonnaise, dijon and half of the parsley to a mixing bowl, and stir until well combined.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately garnished with the additional parsley, or chill before serving if desired.
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If you enjoyed this keto chicken bacon ranch chicken salad recipe, here are some more easy keto chicken salad recipes you should make next. They are so different, and so tasty!