Saturday, June 22, 2024

In the Kitchen With Kanta : Chicken and Bacon Salad


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Chicken & Bacon Salad

This past week has been so hot, too hot in fact; and when it’s this hot I really don’t feel like cooking, I don’t want to be standing around in a hot kitchen preparing a hot meal.  So at times like this I turn to a nice cool salad.  Not only are salads healthy, but you can have them in so many different ways.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that salads are the only healthy food out there; but they are a good way to incorporate more veggies into your diet. If you think salads are just boring old lettuce and tomato, then think again.  This week I’ve been enjoying a lot of salads and fruits, water and healthy drinks; and to be honest I’m not complaining.  I feel a lot better in myself, I feel healthier, my skin is glowing and I have more energy.  So to anyone who wants to get a bit of a health kick, you can start by having more fruits and salads; like this delicious Chicken & Bacon Salad.


  • The meat from1 ready-roasted chicken, cut up into pieces
  • 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • 1 small red onion, halved, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • Salt & Pepper

For the dressing

  • 4 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsps sugar
  • 1spring onion, finely chopped


Mix the ingredients for the dressing and stir in the chicken and lettuce.  Slowly cook the bacon in a large frying pan until crisp; then drain it on paper towel.

Meanwhile, mix the onion with the oil, salt and pepper and toss with cucumber and cherry tomatoes, then mix in the chicken and lettuce.  Break or chop the bacon over the top.


Serve with crusty bread. Enjoy!


Kanta Temba is a cake maker and decorator. She is also the owner and founder of Kanta Kakes – cake shop.

You can find her work on www.kantakakes.comFollow her on twitter @KantaKakes and Instagram @KantaTemba.

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  1. How long can salads be kept? (Even under refrigeration.)
    Most people do not like salads because of the ‘things’ they find in there…

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