Ranch Chicken Crouton Salad

Ranch Chicken Crouton Salad

Sautéing bread cubes enhances the crouton's flavor and appearance.

10 min. prep time
4 servings
151 Rating



1 1/2 teaspoons dry ranch dressing mix
2 1/2 cups (about 4 ounces) ciabatta bread, cut into 1-inch cubes*


1 teaspoon dry ranch dressing mix
8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces


1 (5-ounce) package spring mix salad greens
1/2 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt, if desired
Pepper, if desired


Melt 1 Sauté Express® square over medium heat in 10-inch nonstick skillet; stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons ranch dressing mix. Add bread cubes; toss to coat evenly. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, 7-10 minutes or until bread cubes are crisp and golden brown. Remove from pan; set aside.

Melt 1 Sauté Express® square over medium heat in same skillet; stir in 1 teaspoon ranch dressing mix. Add chicken; cook, stirring often, 4-5 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from heat.

Combine all salad ingredients in serving dish; toss until combined. Top with croutons and chicken. Serve immediately.

*Substitute your favorite artisan bread for ciabatta.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 290

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 65mg

Sodium: 640mg

Carbohydrates: 19g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 22g

Recipe #16038©2013Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Very easy to put together and flavorful I will definitely will make this again for lunch.

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