(Copy) Ihop Super Spinach Salad

"Not being a big fan of pancakes, I ordered this salad at IHOP when I attended a family breakfast there. Not like any other spinach salad I have had, it is very "loud" and flavorful. It is important that you use the dressing called for, as others have not complimented the salad. This is hearty enough for a dinner salad, and so good there are never leftovers."
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  • Fry the bacon to chewy-cooked, then cut into chunks.
  • Drain pan of all but 1 tablespoon of drippings, leaving bits in pan.
  • Pan-fry the chicken in drippings, 4 minutes on each side. Slice.
  • Let chicken cool to room temperature while you assemble the other items.
  • In large bowl, toss the spinach, bleu cheese (to taste), bacon, and onion.
  • Add dressing, lightly tossing and coating the salad.
  • Divide between two dinner plates.
  • Top with chicken (1/2 breast each), then croutons.
  • note: Feta cheese may be substituted for the bleu, but it changes the character of the salad.

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