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Chicken Chopped Salad with Sweet Italian Dressing

Chicken Chopped Salad with Sweet Italian Dressing is a perfect salad for the warm weather! It’s loaded up with pasta, romaine, bacon, cheese, green onions and topped with an easy Italian dressing. Have it for as a side dish, lunch or an easy dinner!

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This salad is kinda-sorta a copycat recipe of the chopped salad at Portillo’s

If you don’t have a Portillo’s near you, it’s a restaurant famous for burgers, ribs and hot dogs. They have insanely long lines in their drive thru. Their workers actually take orders with pen and paper outside when the drive thru gets too long, no matter the weather. It’s a little nutty!

Well, they do have this amazing salad there. It’s delicious. But, it’s also a bit pricey for me just to run out and grab it for lunch. This recipe have saved me a trip and some cash.

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This Chicken Chopped Salad is Filled With:

  • Pasta
  • Chicken
  • Green Onions
  • Bacon
  • Cheese
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Tomatoes

Plus, it’s topped with a dreamy sweet Italian dressing. It’s delicious just on its own, but, makes this salad really come to life.

What Do I Need to Make Sweet Italian Dressing?

  • A food processor or blender or stick blender
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Garlic (fresh or minced)
  • Sugar
  • Oregano
  • Salt/pepper
  • Canola oil
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A Couple Recipe Notes:

  • In the below recipe, the total salad will feed about 6 adults. This is optional. You can also use any desired amounts of ingredients and make individuals salads.
  • The dressing is amazing on all sorts of salads! Including a full cold pasta salad.
  • Be sure to keep any leftover dressing in a covered container in the refrigerator. It’s best used within 2 weeks.
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Yield: Serves: 6

Chicken Chopped Salad with Sweet Italian Dressing

Chicken Chopped Salad with Sweet Italian Dressing #chicken #choppedsalad #Italiandressing #tableforsevenblog #pasta #salad

Chicken Chopped Salad with Sweet Italian Dressing is a perfect salad for the warm weather! It's loaded it up with pasta, romaine, bacon, cheese, green onions and topped with a an easy Italian dressing. Have it for as a side dish, lunch or an easy dinner!

Prep Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

FOR SALAD:

  • 1-2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1-2 green onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup-1 cup purple cabbage, chopped
  • 1 cup Ditalani pasta, cooked and cooled completely
  • 2-3 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
  • 4-6 oz Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled

FOR DRESSING:

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves, garlic peeled or 1-2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup canola oil

Instructions

FOR SALAD:

  1. In a large salad bowl, add all salad ingredients.

FOR DRESSING:

  1. In a blender or food processor, add vinegar, garlic, sugar, oregano, salt and pepper. Mix well. Slowly, add in oil. Mix well. Toss desired amount with salad.

Notes

  • This salad in total  will feed about 6 adults. This is optional. You can also cut back the ingredients and make individuals salads.
  • Be sure to keep any leftover dressing in a covered container in the refrigerator. It’s best used within 2 weeks

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 701Total Fat: 56gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 1517mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 34g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on ourtableforseven.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Jerusha

Friday 23rd of April 2021

This was delicious! I will definitely be making this again. Thanks for sharing.

Erin Table for Seven

Friday 23rd of April 2021

Thanks Jerusha!

Miz Helen

Thursday 30th of May 2019

I really love the dressing for your delicious salad! Thanks for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week! Miz Helen

April J Harris

Monday 27th of May 2019

I'm all about fresh and easy recipes like this, especially this time of year, Erin! Love your Sweet Italian Dressing - it's perfect for this wonderful salad and others too. Thank you so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I’m featuring this post at the party this week. Hope to ‘see’ you there! Have a wonderful week ahead!

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