Summer Grilled Chicken Power Salad

I’ve been on a seasonal power salad kick for the past couple of years and after binge eating this salad below, it’s official that it’s this seasons honorary power salad. Summer Grilled Chicken Power Salad here we come.

Summer Grilled Chicken Power Salad from (@whatsgabycookin)

Where do we even start? Bacon. Duh. This salad is many things but most importantly it’s LOADED with flavor. That all starts with some crisped bacon. If you’re not feeling the bacon, just omit that step and use some olive oil to cook the chicken. However if you’re digging the bacon, you not only use the crispy bacon IN the salad, you use a little bit of the rendered fat to cook the herb crusted chicken. Talk about something being loaded with flavor. Once those 2 proteins are taking care of, you can get into all the farmers market veggies. The bed of this salad is some gorgeous baby romaine lettuce I snagged from my farmers market, topped with raw corn (you guys know how I roll), plenty of blueberries, goat cheese and avocado. Done and done.

Everything gets tossed with a lemon champagne vinaigrette and you’ve pretty much sealed the deal.


Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe by What’s Gaby Cooking

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  1. Marie

    Bonjour Gaby!
    What a beautiful salad! This definitely speaks to me! Easy, healthy, fresh and tasty! What more could you ask for?
    Have been following you for quite sometime now… my first time with a comment. Always happy to look at the new recipe, idea in my in-box!
    Hello from Canada! Merci Gaby!
    Take care, Marie xx

  2. lindsay Cotter

    wait wait, did you just say to skip bacon if you aren’t feeling it?? Um, who does that? Kidding. But no really. GIMME da bacon and the salad IN ONE!

  3. Lexi @Lexi’scleankitchen

    You had me at champagne vinaigrette and bacon! I need to try this!

  4. Jessica

    How many does this serve? Looks delish! I’m going to serve it for guests this week.

  5. Weekly Meals August 14-18 – Three Plates Full

    […] Grilled chicken power salad from @whatsgabycooking a delicious mix of summer ripe blueberries and corn.  I will be making my own dressing and not using her recipe. […]

  6. ozfoodhunter

    YUM! This looks and appearance great!!I like this Chicken Salad, I can’t wait to try this recipe, thank you!

  7. Judy

    Made this twice this week and impressed company who really enjoyed it and asked for your website!
    Thanks for sharing

  8. Margaret

    I can’t find champagne vinegar at my local stores. Is there another vinegar you would recommend instead?

  9. Joanne Seruto

    When using corn in a salad , is it cooked and cooled or used fresh off the stock ?