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Rosemary Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon - A vibrant, fresh, and incredibly delicious chicken salad packed with avocado, bacon, tomatoes and onions, all drizzled with a homemade Rosemary Vinaigrette.

Rosemary Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon

Katerina | Diethood
A vibrant, fresh & delicious chicken salad recipe packed with avocado, bacon, tomatoes and onions, all drizzled with a homemade Rosemary Vinaigrette.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 4 thick-cut uncured bacon slices , diced
  • kosher salt
  • 2 boneless chicken thighs , skin on
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 head romaine , chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 bunch watercress
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1/4 red onion , thinly sliced
  • 1 large avocado
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • kosher salt


  • In a heavy skillet, cook the bacon over medium heat until crispy, about 7 minutes.
  • Transfer the bacon to a paper towel to drain and set aside.
  • Salt the chicken thighs.
  • Add the olive oil to the bacon fat in the pan and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Add the rosemary and the chicken thighs, skin-side down, and cook until the chicken is golden and crisp.
  • Flip the chicken and cook until the thighs are cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • Make a bed of the romaine and watercress in a serving bowl or on a platter.
  • Scatter the cherry tomatoes, red onion, and bacon pieces on top.
  • Slice the avocado, sprinkle the slices with salt, and arrange them on the salad.
  • Slice the chicken and add it to the salad.
Make the Rosemary Vinaigrette
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, olive oil, vinegar and rosemary until smooth.
  • Season with salt.
  • Gently toss the salad with the vinaigrette and serve immediately. *


*Salad serves 4 as a starter, serves 2 as a meal.


Serving: 1 g | Calories: 324.2 kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.6 g | Protein: 10.7 g | Fat: 28.2 g | Cholesterol: 33.6 mg | Sodium: 288.6 mg | Fiber: 4.9 g | Sugar: 1.1 g | Net Carbs: 4 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Salad/Starter
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken salad recipe, keto chicken recipes, keto lunch idea