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Broccoli Chicken Salad

Broccoli Chicken Salad is a great main dish salad for summer or any time of year. 

Broccoli Chicken Salad

Broccoli salad is one of my favorite salads to take to picnics and potlucks. It is easy to make and so many people love it. 

I make my broccoli salad a little differently than most people though. I leave the fruit out. I have never been a fan of raisins or craisins in my broccoli salad, so I make it without the fruit. 

This broccoli chicken salad is adapted from my favorite broccoli salad recipe. It turns a side dish salad into a main dish. 

Broccoli Chicken Salad with Bacon

You probably noticed that there is more than just broccoli in this salad. That is because I love to make it with a mix of broccoli and cauliflower. 

You can make this salad with all broccoli, all cauliflower, or a mix of both. 

Add in some chicken, bacon, cheese, and homemade dressing and you have a delicious main dish salad. 

I love how easy this is to make. It lasts for a couple of days, so it makes a great salad to make for lunches during the week. 

Broccoli Chicken Salad Recipe

Yield: 8 servings

Broccoli Chicken Salad

Broccoli Chicken Salad

Broccoli Chicken Salad is a quick and easy main dish salad.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 sliced of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 cups fresh broccoli, washed and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3 cups fresh cauliflower, washed and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded or cut into chunks
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine bacon, broccoli, cauliflower, chicken, and cheese. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine remaining ingredients. Add to the broccoli mixture.
  3. Stir to combine well. For best flavor cover and refrigerate for several hours before serving.

Notes

This salad can be made with all broccoli, all cauliflower, or a mix of both.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 servings

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 645mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 17g
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Comments

  1. I have always loved this salad, one of my favorites!

  2. This sald looks good. I like lightly steamed broccoli {cooled} and I would use a sugar substitute sweetener since I do low carb eating.

  3. Donna Griffin says

    This looked so good when I saw it this morning that I knew it would be on the table tonight! I used only broccoli and boiled it for a minute or two, then gave it an ice bath. I couldn’t help but eat a bite and then another! It is even better than I expected!. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Donna

  4. Would it be possible to make a non sweet version of this? Would you just leave out the sugar? Is the red wine vinegar sweet?

    • I don’t think red wine vinegar is sweet or at least not super sweet. You could definitely leave out the sugar. This basic dressing could really be changed up to how you want it. If you don’t like the sweet or can’t have the sugar, I think you could easily leave it out and still have a delicious salad. I hope that helps.

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