Warm Spinach Bacon Salad with Chicken

This Warm Spinach Bacon Salad with Chicken transforms leftover chicken into a whole new meal that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.

Hi Friends!

Quick post today because this mama is tired and battling heartburn like you wouldn’t believe…but I just had to pop in and share this recipe with you. I hesitate to even call it a recipe actually….it could probably be more accurately titled “a 10 minute way to transform leftover chicken into a new meal”. And it just might become your new go-to lunch option if you’re a work-from-home mama who is a fan of food prep (like me!).

Speaking of food prep, are you following me on SnapChat (leangreenbean1)? Yesterday morning I snapped my whole food prep session! Anyways, grilling up a bunch of chicken breasts is one of my food prep staples, especially in the summer. That leaves me with fully cooked chicken that I can use on sandwiches, in casseroles, etc throughout the week.

Sometimes, like last week, I get a little overzealous and cook a bit too much chicken. I ended up dicing and freezing some to use in soups and casseroles when baby comes….but I also whipped up this tasty concoction for lunch one day. Guys, it’s so easy. It’s literally ready in under 10 minutes and is SO tasty!

Here’s what you do:


Warm Spinach Bacon Salad with Chicken

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This Warm Spinach Bacon Salad with Chicken transforms leftover chicken into a whole new meal that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Total Time: 9 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2



  • 2 strips bacon, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 6 ounces cooked chicken, sliced
  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 large peach, sliced
  • balsamic vinegar for drizzling.


  1. Add bacon, mushrooms and onions to a small pan and saute for 5 min over medium high heat.
  2. Add spinach and saute until wilted.
  3. Divide onto two plates, top each with 3 ounces of chicken, 1 egg and peach slices.
  4. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and serve.

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A few notes:

  • You can serve this with the chicken warm or cold. I like the contrast of the warm spinach with cold chicken but that’s just personal preferernce.
  • If you don’t have peaches, strawberries would also be good.
  • To change things up, try topping with a little mozzarella or feta if you’re a cheese lover like me!

You’ll notice I skipped the balsamic drizzle in these pictures because it’s hard to make that look pretty 🙂

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