Chicken Spinach Salad With Warm Bacon Dressing

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 1 min

Simple, fast and easy to make and its delicious!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 slices bacon, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Catalina dressing
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 cup torn spinach leaves
  • 14 cup grilled chicken breast strips
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 portabella mushrooms, sliced
  • 14 cup cashews
  • 1 -2 egg, medium boiled and cubed
  • 14 cup shredded cheese (optional)
  • 1 shredded carrot (optional)
  • 14 chopped bell pepper (optional)
  • 1 sliced radish (optional)


  1. Place the bacon, dressing and water in small microwavable bowl; stir
  2. Microwave on high 30 seconds or until warm
  3. Toss spinach, chicken breast strips, onion, mushrooms, cashews and eggs with dressing mixture in large bowl
  4. Serve immediately
  5. Substitution:
  6. 1 T Parmesan Cheese & 2 T bacon grease in place of the catalina dressing
  7. Note:
  8. For an even faster version use precooked chicken and bacon
  9. Those such as Oscar Mayer Ready to Serve Bacon & Louis Rich Grilled Chicken Breast Strips
Most Helpful

I made this recipe as directed but I found that it needed more dressing so I doubled it. I added cheddar cheese, radishes, and grated carrot. I thought that using hard boiled eggs was a very clever way of using the contest ingredients. Thanks for posting and I apologize for the late review, I thought I had already submitted a reveiw for this recipe.

* Pamela * March 14, 2005

This is very good. The salad has a very fresh taste and the dressing is just right. I did add some grape tomatoes to it to add some color and some freshly grated parmesean cheese. Very good for a quick lunch.

Shari2 February 25, 2005