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Ranch Chicken Crouton Salad

Ranch Chicken Crouton Salad

Sautéing bread cubes enhances the crouton flavor and appearance.

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10 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time



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


2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

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


 *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 (1 serving)

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