Keto chicken BLT salad

Keto chicken BLT salad

Bacon, lettuce and tomato. A classic combination — but why stop there? Make it keto by adding lettuce, some tender pieces of chicken and a dollop of creamy aioli. Now we're talking!

Keto chicken BLT salad

Bacon, lettuce and tomato. A classic combination — but why stop there? Make it keto by adding lettuce, some tender pieces of chicken and a dollop of creamy aioli. Now we're talking!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb 450 g boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 oz. 30 g butter
  • ½ lb 225 g bacon
  • 4 oz. 110 g cherry tomatoes
  • 10 oz. 275 g Romaine lettuce
  • salt and pepper
Garlic mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup 175 ml mayonnaise
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp garlic powder

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Mix mayonnaise and garlic powder in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Fry the bacon slices in butter until crispy. Remove and keep warm. Save the grease in the pan.
  3. Shred the chicken and season with salt and pepper. Fry in the same skillet as the bacon until golden brown and thoroughly cooked.
  4. Rinse and shred the lettuce; be sure to use a clean cutting board and knife (different from the one used when handling the raw chicken). Place the lettuce on a plate and top with chicken, bacon, tomatoes, and a hearty dollop of garlic mayonnaise.

Tip!

For a shortcut, sub in shredded rotisserie chicken. Then the bacon fat can be used to make a yummy bacon vinaigrette for the salad. (Just add a little vinegar and salt and pepper!)

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26 comments

  1. Keto girl
    Good salad. Made it tonight. :)

    Oh, I use Mcchciken Mayo, it has 0 carbs and no sugar!!

  2. Sylvia
    WhT is a Mcchicken Mayo. I am new at this.
    Reply: #19
  3. KarenN
    @Sylvia I am not sure what Mcchicken mayo is either -- unless Keto girl meant McChicken Sauce. But know that even plain old Helmann's mayo has 0 carbs (which automatically means no sugar).
  4. Trish
    delicious! we used Keg chicken spice on one side of the chicken thighs, s&p on the other. fried the thighs whole, then sliced them when cooked. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the garlic mayo
  5. Debra
    Does Diet Doctor use total or net carbs when calculating their nutrition?
    Reply: #6
  6. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi Debra!

    Net.

    Does Diet Doctor use total or net carbs when calculating their nutrition?

  7. Richelle
    So good!
  8. Katie
    How do you measure 2 1/2 ounces of romaine lettuce when using a dry cup?
    Reply: #9
  9. Caron
    It's round about a cup.
    Reply: #21
  10. Katie
    Awesome! Thank you so much for the reply. One other question I always have is when the websites recipes call for let's say "4 ounces broccoli", would that be converted to 1/2 a cup too? Do you know of a good website that charts all of this? Thank you so much in advance and have a wonderful day!
  11. DJ
    I'm new to this, and i'm enjoying the recipes, so tasty! Can I use a garlic clove instead of powdered garlic, same w/ onion or ginger... does that affect the balance of carbs, etc.?
    Thanks,
    DJ
    Reply: #12
  12. Peter Biörck Team Diet Doctor
    Hi !

    You can use a garlic clove.

    I'm new to this, and i'm enjoying the recipes, so tasty! Can I use a garlic clove instead of powdered garlic, same w/ onion or ginger... does that affect the balance of carbs, etc.?
    Thanks,
    DJ

  13. Alison
    Mcchicken sauce is mayo :)
  14. Kaetie
    Hi, does it seem right that 1/2 a chicken breast is my total daily protein allowance?
  15. Rose
    Are you guys loss weight? I'm New in this and I'm trying to lose weight.
    Reply: #20
  16. Betsey
    How does one shred raw chicken as the recipe implies?
    Reply: #23
  17. Tanya
    I just cut the chicken thigh about 1cm wide per strip.
  18. SM
    So far this is the best Keto meal I've made - delicious! Thank you for this recipe! Could you please post the complete nutritional info, I'd like to log the details in a tracker app that I'm using that converts to Macros... (unfortunately it won't accept macro % themselves, it needs to convert the breakdown itself to yield results in the tracker). Thanks again!
  19. Una
    Probably an American thing, Sylvia, that we don't get here in Britain - certainly we don't have Mc anything anywhere near me in England! Good quality mayonaise or make your own, which is far, far better anyhow and dead easy to make.

    WhT is a Mcchicken Mayo. I am new at this.

  20. Una
    I lost 1lb this week, Rose. I have 5lbs to lose. Depends on how much you have to lose. I just can't get through this mountain of food in a week, if I were honest so still trying to eat my way through last week's menu and the remains of the shopping list, and leftovers.

    Are you guys loss weight? I'm New in this and I'm trying to lose weight.

  21. Una
    What size is the cup? Or better still how many millilitres does your cup hold, then I can make it accurate. I am not an American who is familiar with that way of measuring.

    It's round about a cup.

  22. Adam
    When I calculate my own macros. Why does my protein always come out so much higher than your recipes?
    Reply: #24
  23. kymmie
    I know. I've seen this a couple times in the instructions. Must be a typo. Unable to shred raw chicken.

    How does one shred raw chicken as the recipe implies?

  24. Zay
    Yeah true. I use thee Carb manager app and i find that have high amount of protein and less fat. Can you help
  25. Nina
    The instructions seem to be missing a step. After frying the bacon in butter, I think you're supposed to fry the chicken thighs in the remaining grease/butter. Then shred the chicken. Is that right?
  26. Matthew
    Agreed I think they messed up. We don't shred anything. Simply cut it into pieces and enjoy.

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