Ranch Chicken Crouton Salad

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Sautéing bread cubes enhances the crouton's flavor and appearance.
10 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time
4 servings

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.

Directions

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

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

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

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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

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