Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad

  • 5MINS
  • 15MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 201KCAL

We love a fresh salad! Our tangy Caesar-style dressing completes this garlicky light lunch, perfect for slimming plans like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories201
  • Carbs4.8g
  • Protein32g
  • Fat5.4g
  • Saturates1.5g
  • Sugars3.9g

Chicken and Bacon Ceasar Salad - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

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Easily one of the most popular and well-known salads in the world, our recipe has all the flavours of a classic Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad without the calories!

Super tasty, super filling and super easy to make – you can have this fresh, tangy salad on the table in less than 20 minutes.

The best part? We’ve ditched a load of calories by swapping the classic high calorie dressing for our own garlic version, using fat free Greek yoghurt.

Seasoned chicken breast and bacon bits, drizzled with our home-made Caesar-style dressing on a bed of fresh lettuce. Sounds good, right?

You can even serve alongside a wholemeal bread roll, if you fancy it.

Oh, and don’t forget the cheese! We’ve used parmesan shavings to speed things up a little bit, but a thin slice from a Parmesan block will work just fine too.

What diets is this Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad suitable for?

Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad can be enjoyed on gluten free diets.

It can also be enjoyed on vegetarian diets, simply swap out the chicken and bacon for meat-free alternatives.

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad recipe?

  • You need to count 3 Points per portion of this Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 1 Points per portion of this Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Points per portion of this Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad?

Nope! This recipe really is so easy. All the ingredients will be available in your usual supermarket. 

There are a couple of bits of equipment that might make this recipe even easier:

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We’d recommend using a mixing bowl. One like this from Amazon will do the job!

A reliable non-stick frying pan will cook your chicken, and come in handy for countless other recipes too.

How many calories are in this Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad?

There are 201 calories per portion in this Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category. If you’re counting calories or following one of the popular diet plans like Weight Watchers, this recipe fits in perfectly!

NHS guidelines suggest men should aim for 2,500 calories per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and women require around 2000 calories. Each person has different calorie requirements depending on their goal, so you may want to adjust your daily calorie intake according to your own personal goal.

Step 1

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and set on a medium heat.

Step 2

Add the garlic granules, salt and black pepper to a small plate and mix together.

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Step 3

Take the chicken breasts and slice them in half lengthways to make 4 thin pieces. Dip the chicken breast pieces onto the plate and rub until they have a light coating.

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Step 4

Add the chicken to the pan and cook for 5 minutes on each side, until the chicken is cooked through, shows no signs of pinkness and the outside is golden and slightly crispy. Set the chicken to one side.

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Step 5

Add the bacon medallions to the pan and cook for 4 – 5 minutes or until crispy. Set aside to cool slightly.

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Step 6

In a small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients and stir until smooth.

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Step 7

Once the chicken and bacon have cooled, slice them up.

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Step 8

Assemble the salad by arranging the lettuce into a layer on the plate, add the cherry tomatoes and sprinkle with the Parmesan.

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Step 9

Add the chicken and bacon on top of the lettuce and drizzle with the dressing.

Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

What could I serve with this Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad?

This Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad is filling enough to be served on its own for lunch or dinner. If you wanted, you could serve a smaller portion as part of a three course meal, alongside some of these other dishes:

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How do you know when Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad is cooked?

You’ll need to cook the chicken until it’s cooked all the way through, with no pinkness inside. This should take about 10 minutes. 

Here in the UK, the standard advice is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep you and your family safe! 

How long can you keep Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad in the fridge?

You can store chicken and bacon you’ve cooked in advance in the fridge until you’re ready to put the full salad together.

However, this recipe tastes best freshly cooked and served immediately. Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad in the fridge for up to 2 days. 

Can I freeze Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad?

No, this recipe is not suitable for freezing as it uses fresh veggies. It’s best made fresh and served right away.

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Chicken and Bacon Caesar Salad

We love a fresh salad! Our tangy Caesar-style dressing completes this garlicky light lunch, perfect for slimming plans like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 201
  • Carbs 4.8G
  • WW Points:
  • Updating soon

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless chicken breasts (approx. 150g/5oz each)
  • 4 bacon medallions
  • 300 g cos lettuce sliced
  • 8 cherry tomatoes quartered
  • 15 g Parmesan shavings
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • low calorie cooking spray

For the dressing

  • 3 tbsp fat free Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp garlic granules
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and black pepper to taste

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Frying pan

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Instructions

  1. Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and set on a medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic granules, salt and black pepper to a small plate and mix together.
  3. Take the chicken breasts and slice them in half lengthways to make 4 thin pieces. Dip the chicken breast pieces onto the plate and rub until they have a light coating.
  4. Add the chicken to the pan and cook for 5 minutes on each side, until the chicken is cooked through, shows no signs of pinkness and the outside is golden and slightly crispy. Set the chicken to one side.
  5. Add the bacon medallions to the pan and cook for 4 - 5 minutes or until crispy. Set aside to cool slightly.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients and stir until smooth.
  7. Once the chicken and bacon have cooled, slice them up.
  8. Assemble the salad by arranging the lettuce into a layer on the plate, add the cherry tomatoes and sprinkle with the Parmesan.
  9. Add the chicken and bacon on top of the lettuce and drizzle with the dressing.

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Recipe notes

Tip: We have used Parmesan shavings in this recipe for speed, however, you can just slice a block of Parmesan really thinly for the same results.
Tip: The chicken may take longer depending on the thickness of your chicken breast. Slice into the thickest part of the breast and check there is no pinkness remaining.

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