2 boneless skinless chicken breasts *1/2 breast per person
1 tbsp oil
8 slices bacon *2 per person
2 large avocados
1 pint grape tomatoes
2 English Cumbers *1/2 cucumber per person
2 large heads favorite lettuce
1 small red onion diced
1/2 cup Creamy Low Carb Ranch Dressing *about 2 tbsp dressing per person
For the Eggs:
Place eggs in a small to medium sized sauce pan. Cover with cold water 1 inch above the tops of the eggs. Bring to a rolling boil over med/high heat.
Once boiling, turn off heat and cover with a lid. Let sit for 10 mins and then drain. Fill hot pan with cold water and drain again. Repeat a few times and then let sit in cold water until eggs are cool enough to handle.
Crack eggs by gently tapping on counter tops. Carefully peel off hard shell and rinse egg of any eggshell pieces. Cut into 1/4's for salad.
For the Chicken:
Preheat oven to 375℉.
Place an oven safe frying pan over med/high heat and add oil. Salt and pepper each side of chicken. Once pan is heated sear each side for 3-4 minutes per side.
Place frying pan in oven and bake until chicken breasts reach and internal temperature of 165℉. Cooking times will vary. Smaller breast may be done within 10 mins, larger breasts my take up to 20 mins.
Remove from oven and let cool enough that you do not burn yourself. Slice into pieces for the salad.
For the Bacon:
Place 4-5 slices of bacon into a large, cold frying pan and place over med/high heat. Turn bacon slices once they reach the halfway point of cooking. A few additional turns may be necessary. Cook until bacon reaches a dark golden brown color and has shrunk in size by half. Thinner bacon will take about 5 mins, thicker bacon will take 8-10 mins.
Place cooked bacon on a paper towel covered plate. Once cooled to the touch place bacon strips on cutting board and cut into bite sized pieces using a chef's knife.
For the Avocados:
Using either a sharp pairing knife or chef's knife, carefully cut avocado in half. Remove seed and peel avocado skin off. Cut avocado half into slices.
For the Salad:
Throughly wash lettuce and shake off any excess water. Tear or cut into bite sized pieces.
Wash tomatoes. Cutting tomatoes in half is optional.
Peel and cut cucumbers into coin slices.
Assemble salad with lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, bacon, chicken, avocados, eggs and dressing.