A delicious meal prep lunch! This lightened up turkey bacon ranch chicken salad is high protein, super easy, and extra delicious.

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Chicken salad is the key to consistency when it comes to healthy eating.

I’m not exaggerating! This high-protein lunch is filling, satisfying, and easy to prep to save you time midday. And this version is lightened up with a little greek yogurt, but it doesn’t taste too healthy. I love preparing a big batch of this turkey bacon ranch chicken salad on weekends, and using it in sandwiches, wraps, and salads all week long.

Save this tasty and healthy lunch for your next meal prep!

Ingredients for turkey bacon ranch chicken salad in a large wooden mixing bowl

Why you’ll love it

High protein: You’d never guess this satisfying chicken salad contains over 30 grams of protein per serving! It will keep you full for hours and can help support muscle growth.

Prep ahead: Prep once, eat multiple times. This easy recipe will save you time because you’ll make a big batch to use in multiple meals throughout the week.

Lightened up: We use a mix of greek yogurt and mayonnaise for a balance of satisfaction and nutrition.

RANCH: Is there anything better than a healthy recipe made with ranch? This recipe is so tasty and satisfying, I know it will be a new lunch staple for you.

Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make ranch chicken salad with turkey bacon:

  • Rotisserie chicken — remove the skin and chop it up for an easy protein
  • Turkey bacon — you can sub chicken bacon if desired
  • Mayonnaise and greek yogurt — use one or the other, or a mix of both! I like a 1:1 ratio of mayonnaise and greek yogurt in this recipe
  • Dijon mustard — sub any prepared mustard
  • Celery
  • Dill pickle
  • Green onions
  • Lemon juice — fresh is best
  • Ranch seasoning packet
Ingredients for ranch chicken salad displayed in small bowls and measuring cups on a large wooden board

How to make ranch chicken salad

Add all ingredients for ranch chicken salad to a large mixing bowl.

Mix until well combined. Taste, and adjust mayonnaise, greek yogurt, and/or seasonings if desired.

Serve or store for later. Enjoy!

Ranch chicken salad mixed in a large wooden bowl

How to serve

Enjoy this turkey bacon ranch chicken salad for easy lunches or snacks! Here are some of my favorite ways to serve it:

  • Dip with crackers, tortilla chips, or vegetables
  • Pinwheels with whole wheat or high fiber wrap
  • Wrap with whole wheat tortilla or high fiber wrap
  • Open-faced toast with sourdough or whole wheat bread
  • Sandwich with lettuce, avocado, and tomato
  • Salad over greens with a high fiber carb

It’s also super tasty eaten with a spoon, just saying!

Small bowl with ranch chicken salad displayed with a gold spoon on a white kitchen counter.

Storage instructions

Prepare your bacon ranch chicken salad as instructed, and transfer to a large food container with a fitted lid. Cover and store in the fridge for up to three days.

You can also portion your ranch chicken salad into single-serve food containers if desired.

To avoid sogginess, add your chicken salad to your toast, sandwich, wrap, or salad right before eating.

What brand of ranch seasoning works best?

I prefer the Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet! But feel free to use whatever brand you like.

Did you try this recipe?

Leave your rating and review below! And don’t forget to post a picture to Instagram, and tag me @real.life.nutritionist.

Slice of bread topped with turkey bacon ranch chicken salad, displayed on a wood board with other ingredients
5 from 1 vote

Turkey Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
A delicious meal prep lunch! This lightened up turkey bacon ranch chicken salad is high protein, super easy, and extra delicious.

Ingredients
 

  • 1 rotisserie chicken with skin removed (see notes), chopped small
  • 4 slices cooked turkey bacon, chopped small
  • 1 cup mayonnaise and/or plain greek yogurt, or more if desired, I like a 1:1 ratio
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2-3 ribs celery, chopped small
  • 1 medium dill pickle, chopped small
  • 5 green onions, sliced thin
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning, 28 grams

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients for ranch chicken salad to a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix until well combined. Taste, and adjust mayonnaise, greek yogurt, and/or seasonings if desired.
  • Serve or store for later. Enjoy!

Notes

This recipe uses about 4 cups of chopped cooked chicken. If you use a little more/less chicken, adjust the greek yogurt and mayonnaise to your liking!
Calories: 288kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 31g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 98mg, Sodium: 1345mg, Potassium: 419mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 228IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 1mg
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course, Main Meals