Ranch Chicken Crouton Salad
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Ranch Chicken Crouton Salad

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

4
servings
10 min
PREP TIME
25 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Croutons

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 1/2 teaspoons dry ranch dressing mix

4 ounces (2 cups) ciabatta bread,  cut into 3/4- to 1-inch cubes

Chicken

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 teaspoon dry ranch dressing mix

8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

Salad

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

 

 *Substitute your favorite artisan bread for ciabatta.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat until sizzling; 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.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in same skillet over medium heat until sizzling; 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.

  3. STEP 3

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

Nutrition

280Calories
17Fat (mg)
75Cholesterol (mg)
440Sodium (mg)
17Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
16Protein (g)

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  August 15, 2014

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

— says Kathleen B.
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