Here’s a salad (and bacon) twist on hot wings at your favorite restaurant. Rather than a side of carrots, celery, and ranch dressing, it’s all in here–and then some. An enthusiast “Yeah!” from each of my guys 🙂


6 oz turkey bacon, fried and cut into 1/4″ pieces

4 cups deli-roasted chicken, chopped

1-1/4 cup Buffalo Sauce (Frank’s brand is good)

8 cups chopped iceberg lettuce

2-1/2 cups coarsely chopped carrots (I used petite carrots)

2-1/2 cups celery, sliced thin

1-1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1 cup croutons (I use Texas Toast brand)

1/4 cup ranch dressing

1) Place bacon and chicken in large ziploc bag; pour buffalo sauce over bacon and chicken; shake and refrigerate

2) To large salad bowl, add: lettuce, carrots, celery, and 1 cup mozzarella cheese (reserving 1/2 cup); toss to combine

3) Arrange bacon-chicken mixture on top of salad; scatter 1/2 cup reserved mozzarella cheese and croutons on top; stream ranch dressing over salad

4) When ready to serve, toss to combine; serve with extra ranch–or blue cheese–dressing

Serves: 6 dinner-sized potions



  1. Meredith says:

    So many times I read your recipes and think, “I’m going to make that.” Alas, I don’t cook so much anymore. Still, I read them and salivate!

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