Tastiest Chicken and Bacon Salad

Tastiest Chicken and Bacon Salad

We used Ballyhubbock farm Halloumi, it is a sheep milk cheese made in County Wicklow with an amazing texture. Ideal for this salad.
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Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Servings 4


  • 4 Bacon rashers
  • 2 chicken filets butterflied
  • 200 g halloumi we used Ballyhubbock farm
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 50 g Parmesan shavings
  • 4 tbsp mustard and honey dressing or other
  • 50 g Croutons Toasted
  • 2 cos Lettuce
  • Salt & Pepper to season


  • Heat a non stick grill or frying pan, over a medium heat, and fry the bacon until crisp. Transfer to a paper towel to absorb any excess grease, allow to cool before breaking into shards.
  • Add in the same pan, still over medium heat the butterflied chicken breasts. Season with salt and pepper and sear the meat for 3-4 minutes on each sides or until fully cooked.
  • Once the chicken is nearly cooked, add the sliced halloumi and let it colour on one side for an extra 2 minutes or so.
  • In the meantime, place in a bowl the salad leaves with the chopped garlic, parmesan shavings, croutons, and mustard dressing. Toss to combine.
  • Transfer the salad leaves to a serving plate. Halve the bacon pieces and slice the chicken.
  • Scatter the bacon, chicken, and some grilled halloumi on the salad.
  • Enjoy while warm
Keyword bacon, chicken, Kevin Dundon, lunch, salad