{Poppy Seed Chicken Salad}

Another great recipe from the Sisters Cafe that I LOVE! This is one of the best salads, and it makes a ton so it is perfect for big get togethers. It would also work as a meal for dinner πŸ™‚

For the Salad:

Spinach leaves
Romaine leaves
Grilled chicken, sliced (Best if marinated in Lemon Grilled Chicken Marinade*, but if you don’t have time then grill with lots of lemon pepper seasoning)
Red onion, sliced thinly
Crispy bacon, crumbled
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Toasted almonds

Lemon Grilled Chicken:

Juice of one lemon
3 Tb oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp oregano
1 lb chicken breasts

Marinate the chicken for at least 8 hours or even overnight. Grilling is best, but cooking in a skillet is great, too.

The Dressing

1 1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp salt
2 tsp dry mustard
2/3 cup red wine vinegar
3 Tb Maui or Vidalia onion, chopped
2 cups canola oil
3 Tb poppy seeds

Mix the first 5 ingredients in a blender, then slowly add the oil, blending until thick. Stir in poppy seeds. Toss all ingredients together with generous amount of dressing before serving.

**This makes a lot of dressing! If you need a really big salad for a party then start with a large bunch of spinach, large head of romaine, 4 chicken breasts, 1 lb bacon, etc.


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