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!
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 tablespoon ½ tablespoon 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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13 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.
  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.
  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 :)

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