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

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

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. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and then cut each thigh into thirds. Fry in the same skillet as the bacon until golden brown and thoroughly cooked.
  4. Rinse and chop the lettuce; be sure to use a clean cutting board and knife (different from the one used when handling the raw chicken).
  5. Place the lettuce on a plate and top with chicken, bacon, tomatoes, and garlic mayo.

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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38 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
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  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.

    Reply: #31
  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
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  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. 2 comments removed
  26. Susie
    I decided to spice it up a bit by cooking the chicken in franks red hot sauce! Now it’s buffalo chicken BLT salad 😊 delishous!
  27. Susie
    I cooked it whole, then cut it up afterwards. Juicier that way.
  28. Marcia
    What does hearty dollop mean? Sorry English is my second language and I'm not sure how much that is?
    Reply: #30
  29. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What does hearty dollop mean? Sorry English is my second language and I'm not sure how much that is?

    You can add as little or as much as you'd like to suit your taste preferences. Think about 1/4 cup.

  30. Dan
    Really 5 lbs is all you need to lose? I had 30lbs to lose when I started Keto 5 weeks ago. I only weigh in once a month and I lost 9Lbs in 4 weeks. So one hole smaller on my belt! It doesn't sound like much, but I'm happy so far, and as a man I like bacon.
    I did have sore kidneys for about 3 weeks, getting better now. side effects of Keto? not sure.
    I'm not going to stay with Keto if the kidneys keep being sore.
  31. Lamar
    I made this and man was it delicious! They only change was I omit the mayo and garlic powder, instead I use Chipotle Avocado Mayo which added a nice kick.
  32. Rakel
    Are the meats listed in uncooked amounts? So 50 grams of bacon is 50grams of uncooked bacon? Also chicken?
    Reply: #34
  33. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Are the meats listed in uncooked amounts? So 50 grams of bacon is 50grams of uncooked bacon? Also chicken?

    Standard recipe convention always lists meat weights uncooked.

  34. Samantha Walmsley
    Ok so really interested in Low Carb and have spent the last few days looking through the recipes trying to fit them in with the Fast800 that I have started. Many of those forums listed this website as a good place to start. My question is this. In the nutritional value it lists it all but the caps for this salad is crazy 837. I know it says don't count the cals but I put this recipe into myfitnesspal and with everything the exact same butter included (not the mayo) it only comes up to 391 cals. Fat is 30.1g Carbs 3g Protein 28.8 how come it differs so much !!!!
    Replies: #36, #37, #38
  35. Samantha Walmsley
    Sorry when I added it up it did contain mayo. The nutrition I've stated above does include mayo.
  36. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Ok so really interested in Low Carb and have spent the last few days looking through the recipes trying to fit them in with the Fast800 that I have started. Many of those forums listed this website as a good place to start. My question is this. In the nutritional value it lists it all but the caps for this salad is crazy 837. I know it says don't count the cals but I put this recipe into myfitnesspal and with everything the exact same butter included (not the mayo) it only comes up to 391 cals. Fat is 30.1g Carbs 3g Protein 28.8 how come it differs so much !!!!

    I will check with the Recipes team. Thanks for posting!

    Reply: #40
  37. Una
    On this diet you do not count calories but on Michael Moseley's Fast800 diet you must! I personally would say do one or the other. Otherwise a bit like following two religions at once!!
  38. Nicholas
    Can I use chicken breast instead? If so just add some avocado for the extra fat I’m missing?
  39. Irakli
    Hey, can you tell us what did they find?
  40. Christine
    A huge hit with my (non-keto) family. I used chicken breast as that's all I had on hand and it was great.
  41. Lolly
    I can't see where it says to shred raw chicken. It says to cut the raw thighs into thirds or you can sub those for shredded rotisserie chicken :/

    How does one shred raw chicken as the recipe implies?

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