This stunning layered chicken bacon ranch salad is a riff on a classic 7 layer salad. It features layers of green leaf lettuce, peppers, corn, tomatoes, onions, cheddar cheese, roast chicken and crumbled bacon. All dressed in a creamy homemade salad dressing. It’s not only beautiful to look at but it’s a meal all on it’s own. In the summer I love serving it at picnics and in the winter with soup and warm garlic bread.
I absolutely love layer salads and often refer to them a edible centerpieces especially when made in a trifle bowl or large glass bowl. There are so many variations like this classic Seven-Layer Salad, and Easy Rainbow Layer Salad. Perhaps the occasion calls for a dressed-up main dish salad like this Avocado Shrimp Cobb or Tex-Mex Cobb Salad. You can even pack healthy layer salads in mason jars to tote to work or on picnics or give them an Asian twist for a change. If you don’t have a trifle bowl this chicken bacon ranch salad works extremely well in a 9 x 13-inch cake pan and which also makes it easier to transport to outdoor, church or office parties. In that case you would need to modify the layers a bit using your best judgement. I recommend making a batch of my Avocado Lime Ranch dressing or Garlic & Herb Buttermilk dressing for this salad. Both will make ample for the salad plus extra to serve on the side for those who want a bit more. If you’re in a hurry, a quality prepared dressing would work on this salad or mix-up a packet of Hidden Valley and serve it for the dressing. This scrumptious salad is sure to be the hit of your next party or picnic.
This CHICKEN BACON RANCH LAYER SALAD looks amazing!!
1 recipe Avocado Lime Ranch dressing or Garlic & Herb Buttermilk dressing
9 cups roughly chopped green leaf or romaine lettuce, divided
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and diced
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