Creamy Spinach Salad with Chicken and Baby Tomatoes (Video)
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This creamy spinach salad is a meal in itself. It’s very hearty and filling,… oh and it’s quite tasty too. We think you’ll agree!
We posted this recipe about 3 years ago and took a whopping 2 pictures! We’re hoping to bring this spinach chicken salad back to life through this video. So try it and then report back to review it. Our son ate his spinach thanks to this recipe.
The only way to eat this salad is fresh, so don’t add in the dressing until your ready to serve it. Click here to view the original recipe post (with a better photo of the finished product!).
Watch How To Make Creamy Spinach Salad:
For kicks and giggles, here is the original photo that we posted for this spinach salad.
It’s, well,… blah, eh, and… meh. It’s no wonder this recipe never really took off.
I’m just glad our “best” photography got better 😉
And of course, here is the printer-friendly recipe.
Creamy Spinach Salad with Chicken & Baby Tomatoes
- 6 strips bacon
- 2 chicken breasts, trimmed of fat
- Salt and pepper
- 10 oz 1 1/2 cups baby tomatoes
- 1 to 1 1/2 cups croutons
- 2 Tbsp green onion/chives
Preheat your oven to 400˚F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil (a mess-saving measure) and arrange your bacon over the foil. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes depending on how crispy you like your bacon. Dry/drain on paper towels . Chop bacon into 1/2" pieces and add them to your salad bowl.
Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat. Swirl in 2 Tbsp oil. Slice chicken in half so it cooks faster. Season chicken with salt and pepper and saute until cooked through. Cool chicken to room temp, then dice into 1/2-inch pieces. Toss the chicken pieces into your salad bowl.
Cut the tomatoes into halves or quarters depending on tomato size.
Finely chop green onion or chives and toss them into your salad bowl and top with the 1 to 1 1/2 cups of croutons.
Place 1/3 to 1/2 of your spinach in a food processor along with 3 Tbsp mayo and 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice. Process until minced, then add the rest of your spinach and process until pureed and smooth.
Just before serving, add your spinach dressing to the salad and toss everything together.