BLT Balsamic Chicken Avocado & Feta Salad is a delicious twist to a BLT in salad form, with a balsamic dressing that doubles as a marinade! You won’t even miss the bread in this mega loaded salad.
BLT Balsamic Chicken Avocado & Feta Salad… Heaven in a bowl? I think so!
Aside from the avocado and feta and crispy bacon in this bowl of epic-ness, the balsamic dressing / marinade / gift from the salad gods is everything. If you love all the salads on my blog so far, this one is right up there with the best of them.
The dressing has so many flavours packed into it, that when you fry your chicken with it AND dress your salad with the rest of it, you won’t know what to do with yourself. No only does it contain the obvious balsamic and olive oil, get ready for your mind to be blown with a sprinkle of Italian herbs, a kick of garlic and a hint of honey. You will be table top dancing, along with your taste buds.
By the way, there is balsamic in there ? I swear, sunk right at the bottom. I wanted to capture those herbs sitting at the top. When you whisk it together, it’s a whirlpool of balsamic lava lamp.
With all of you guys writing in telling me how much you’re loving these dressing / marinade salads, and how much they’re making your lives easier, and some of you even demanding MORE SALADS…..this one will NOT disappoint you, or your anti-salad husbands or boyfriends or children or family or parents or friends or neighbours…..or whoever you’re sharing this with. That’s if you’re sharing, of course.
The chicken gets marinaded in some of the dressing to keep the easy merriment going. Then pan-fried to crispy, golden, tender, juicy deliciousness.
Once your salad is assembled and ready, you’re going to let it rain bacon and feta allllllllllll over the place.
Because skimpy rabbit-food salads don’t exist in my world.
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BLT Balsamic Chicken Avocado Salad
Weight Watchers Smart Points: 12 per serve
Balsamic Dressing / Marinade:
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons water (or more oil if you wish)
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to your tastes)
- 4 skinless and boneless chicken thigh fillets (or breast fillets)
- 5 ounces |150g bacon , diced and trimmed of all fat
- 8 cups mixed salad lettuce leaves (or Romaine | Cos lettuce leaves)
- 2 tomatoes , chopped
- 1 red onion , thinly sliced
- 1 avocado , sliced
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- extra Italian seasoning
- salt and pepper , to taste
- Whisk balsamic dressing / marinade ingredients together until well combined. Pour 2-3 tablespoons into a shallow bowl. Add the chicken thighs and coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper; set aside for 10 minutes while the frying bacon.
- Fry bacon until crisp in a skillet over medium-high heat. Wipe pan over with paper towel.
- Cook chicken fillets until crisp and cooked through (about 7 minutes each side).
- Arrange all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Top with the bacon, chicken, avocado and sprinkle with feta, extra Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to your tastes. Drizzle with the remaining dressing, and serve.
This was delicious! Thank you so much for an easy, amazing recipe!
This salad make such a great main course dish. All the flavors and textures are awesome!
I’ve now incorporated this recipe into our rotation for meal preps! I typically use chicken breast and turkey bacon and it’s still delicious! I put everything but the avocado into a mason jar for salads during the week.
What brand of balsamic vinegar do you use? I have been hesitant to make my own because the last time I bought a balsamic vinegar, the vinaigrette I made didn’t taste so good!
This is Saturday good, even dh liked it. We skipped cheese, dh doesn’t like cheese, and added more veggies. Loved the chicken and dressing.
So good! I used Manuka honey in dressing. Dressing was amazing! I also added strawberries and grilled pineapple topped with sliced almonds and cranberries. This is a keeper!
Used this as a Christmas salad this year and everyone loved. They said it was amazing. Would definitely recommend this sale for everyone especially people who have a problem trying to eat salads. Finally got my boyfriend to eat a salad.
Yes how do you access links for recipes? I have tried to do 2 now and cannot find where actual recipe is
Thank you for letting me know! I am so sorry that the recipe went missing! My site had a malfunction for a period of time today and we are just getting things up and running. I apologize for the problem and how long it took. Thank you for your patience and following along with me! If you have any other questions or concerns please email me and I would love to help in any way that I can. XOXO Here is the recipe: https://cafedelites.com/blt-balsamic-chicken-avocado-feta-salad/.
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This was fabulous!!! Definitely will be making often this summer.
AWESOME! Thank you so much for sharing!
This is literally a combination of all of my favorite things. Thank you so much for sharing. I will be making this tonight for sure.
DEEEEELISH!!! And SO easy to make! I don’t eat meat so I substitute Gardien chikn strips and Morningstar veggie bacon. Instead of marinade the chikn, I cook it in a skillet like normal to get it a bit crispy then toss the dressing over and let it simmer down. Also, sub’d goat cheese and it’s great! The omnivore bf & I are totally obsessed with this salad! ?
I made this salad tonight and it was amazing!!! Definitely a keeper. Husband loved it as well.
Very delicious! Especially the day after.
I eat lots of salad, and this one has become my very favorite, go-to recipe! Thank you!
What about chicken breasts? Will that work?
This salad is awesome!!! How long would the dressing keep if I had extra?
How many calories would the dressing alone be?
I was hesitant because i’m not really a fan of balsamic but it turned out to be so amazingly delicious!! thank you!
You are welcome!
This is the answer for what is for dinner tonight. Although I will be using leftover baked chicken to cut down on calories. Thanks!!
Yum! Avocado and feta! Looks like a delicous filling salad perfect for a hot August night!
Amy|The Cook Report says
This looks incredible. Photos like this make me actually want to eat salads which is a feat in itself!
Can’t wait to try the recipe 🙂
Shae H. says
I just made this salad last night for dinner. It was sooo good. I love the flavor of the dressing. I will definitely make this again and again!