Grilled Chicken, Bacon, and Pear Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
Grilled Chicken, Bacon, and Pear Salad with Poppyseed dressing is made with crisp romaine lettuce, tender and juicy grilled chicken and pears. Topped with Walnuts, feta cheese, and a creamy poppyseed dressing this salad is phenomenal!
6strips of baconcooked til crispy (or to desired doneness) and chopped
3boneless skinless chicken breastspounded to even thickness
salt and pepper to taste
1/2cupcrumbled blue cheese or feta cheese
3/4cupsreduced fat mayo
1/4cupapple cider vinegar
1/2teaspoondry ground mustard.
Whisk together all dressing ingredients until smooth. Cover and chill until ready to use.
Season chicken with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Grill over medium heat 5-8 minutes on each side until cooked through and lightly browned on the outside.
While chicken is grilling prepare the candied walnuts. Preheat a pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Stir walnuts for 2-3 minutes. Add sugar and continue to stir until sugar is dissolved and walnuts are coated. Transfer to a plate and allow to cool. Crush slightly and set aside.
Arrange salads with lettuce on the bottom, then top with chicken, pears, onions, bacon, and cheese. Serve with poppyseed dressing.