This Warm Spinach Bacon Salad with Chicken transforms leftover chicken into a whole new meal that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.
Quick post today because this mama is tired and battling heartburn like you wouldn’t believe…but I just had to pop in and share this recipe with you. I hesitate to even call it a recipe actually….it could probably be more accurately titled “a 10 minute way to transform leftover chicken into a new meal”. And it just might become your new go-to lunch option if you’re a work-from-home mama who is a fan of food prep (like me!).
Speaking of food prep, are you following me on SnapChat (leangreenbean1)? Yesterday morning I snapped my whole food prep session! Anyways, grilling up a bunch of chicken breasts is one of my food prep staples, especially in the summer. That leaves me with fully cooked chicken that I can use on sandwiches, in casseroles, etc throughout the week.
Sometimes, like last week, I get a little overzealous and cook a bit too much chicken. I ended up dicing and freezing some to use in soups and casseroles when baby comes….but I also whipped up this tasty concoction for lunch one day. Guys, it’s so easy. It’s literally ready in under 10 minutes and is SO tasty!
Here’s what you do:
Warm Spinach Bacon Salad with Chicken
This Warm Spinach Bacon Salad with Chicken transforms leftover chicken into a whole new meal that's perfect for lunch or dinner.
- 2 strips bacon, diced
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 4 cups fresh baby spinach
- 6 ounces cooked chicken, sliced
- 2 hard boiled eggs
- 1 large peach, sliced
- balsamic vinegar for drizzling.
- Add bacon, mushrooms and onions to a small pan and saute for 5 min over medium high heat.
- Add spinach and saute until wilted.
- Divide onto two plates, top each with 3 ounces of chicken, 1 egg and peach slices.
- Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve.
A few notes:
- You can serve this with the chicken warm or cold. I like the contrast of the warm spinach with cold chicken but that’s just personal preferernce.
- If you don’t have peaches, strawberries would also be good.
- To change things up, try topping with a little mozzarella or feta if you’re a cheese lover like me!
You’ll notice I skipped the balsamic drizzle in these pictures because it’s hard to make that look pretty 🙂