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Club sandwich salad with chicken in a bowl

Club Sandwich Salad with Chicken

This hearty and satisfying club salad with chicken is a deconstructed version of a club sandwich, with golden buttery croutons, juicy chicken, and bacon on a bed of romaine and vegetables, and topped with a creamy dressing so delicious you'll want to put it on everything.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 521kcal
Author Ann Otis


  • 2 hearts of romaine sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • ¼ small red onion thinly sliced
  • ¼ french baguette or other bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 strips bacon sliced into ¼ inch pieces
  • 2 chicken breast halves
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 4 teaspoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • salt to taste


  • Distribute the lettuce, tomatoes and red onion between 4 plates.
  • Make the croutons: In a medium size skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the bread pieces and toast, stirring frequently until golden brown, (about 5 minutes). Remove the bread from the skillet and set aside. Return the pan to medium heat.
  • Cook the bacon: In the same skillet, cook the bacon, stirring occasionally, until brown and crispy, (about 5 minutes). Remove the bacon from the pan and set aside. Drain most of the fat from the pan, leaving about 1 tablespoon. Return the pan to medium heat.
  • Cook the chicken: Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper. Cook the breasts, about 6 minutes per side, cooked through and no longer pink in the center. Remove chicken from the pan and allow the chicken to rest on a cutting board while you prepare the dressing.
  • Prepare the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, whole grain mustard, maple syrup and lemon juice until smooth and creamy. Season with salt to taste.
  • Assemble the salad: Divide the croutons and bacon evenly between the four plates, and drizzle each with the dressing.


Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 673mg | Potassium: 533mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 5315IU | Vitamin C: 13.4mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.7mg