These days, everyone is touting the health benefits of eating vegetables, vegetables, and more vegetables. To be sure, eating a few plates of green veggies everyday is great for your health. But every once in a while a good old fashioned salad made with hearty chunks of meat is hard to resist, especially when that salad is loaded with mayonnaise, ham, chicken, and bacon. If that is not enough to get your mouth watering, how about spreading spoonfuls of this dreamy salad onto Ritz crackers?
You’ll need to cook one chicken breast for this recipe (about 8 ounces). Boil it, bake it, or pan fry it until it’s thoroughly cooked. Then you’ll need to dice up the chicken breast into small chunks of meat. Do the same for a chunk of ham, although it might be easier to purchase pre-cooked ham. You’ll need about 8 ounces of ham as well. Place the chunks of ham and chicken into a large bowl.
Fire up your skillet and throw on four strips of bacon. Cook them until they’re nice and crispy, then place them on a paper towel and allow the grease to drain off.
You’ll need to make the salad ‘dressing’ next. Scoop a 1/2 cup of sour cream into a large bowl. Then add a 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/4 cup of slivered almonds, and 1/2 cup of chopped celery. Mix it all together. Add a 1/2 teaspoon of salt while you’re mixing.
Now chop the bacon into small pieces. Add the bacon, ham, and chicken to the dressing. Mix it all together. Cover the bowl and place in fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes. When you’re ready to eat, serve small spoonfuls onto Ritz crackers.
As you can probably tell, this is a high fat salad. You might not be able to eat much of it in one sitting as it is very rich and filling. Although it could be eaten as a meal, it’s also great for snacking between your big meals; three or four crackers loaded with this mix on top will fill your stomach!
The listed ingredients are enough to serve 6 people.
8 ounces of diced chicken
8 ounces of diced, fully cooked ham
4 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
1/2 cup of sour cream
1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1/4 cup of slivered almonds
1/2 cup of chopped celery
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package of Ritz crackers