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Bacon Gorgonzola Chicken Salad

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Chicken Salad is such a great recipe to serve at parties.  You can serve it with some great crackers or inside a fabulous soft roll and everyone seems to be happy!  Wait until you try my flavor packed Bacon Gorgonzola Chicken Salad.  It has crispy bacon pieces gorgonzola cheese throughout.

I love that you just toss all of your ingredients in one bowl, stir and you are ready enjoy.  Perfect for game day munching or lunches during the week.  Enjoy!

Let’s start with some cooked shredded chicken breast.  You can either use a rotisserie chicken and shred it or bake your own and shred it.  I like to place 2 chicken breasts into a baking pan with 1/4 cup chicken broth, cover lightly with foil and bake for 50-60 minutes until cooked through.  Let rest for 15 minutes before shredding.


Finely chop 2 small stalks of celery.  You’ll add bacon slices, Gorgonzola, mayonnaise and blue cheese dressing.  Click HERE to see a 6 second video from Vine of the salad getting put together 🙂

1 tablespoon finely chopped thyme leaves.

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice.

Ahhh, stir all together and get ready to enjoy!

Can’t you practically taste the bacon pieces inside?!


Bacon Gorgonzola Chicken Salad


  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 8 strips cooked crumbled bacon
  • 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup prepared blue cheese dressing
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt


  1. Place all ingredients into a large bowl. Stir to combine. Taste and season with additional seasonings if needed. Serve with firm crackers or serve inside a soft roll.

Makes 8 Servings

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  1. 1

    Chicken Salad is my all time favorite sandwich but I have never made a version with bacon! I will definitely have to make this!

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    Jessie says:

    that looks SO freaking good!

  4. 4
    Maria says:

    Josh will love the bacon in there:)

  5. 5

    Chicken salad is a favorite over here…I LOVE that you added bacon. Yum!!

  6. 6
    Jenna says:

    This sounds amazing. Nice change from the classic

  7. 7
    Alexandra says:

    Thanks for the chicken baking tip! What temperature do you bake it at? I like cooking mine in the crock-pot because the chicken stays so moist but it takes too long!

  8. 8

    I love the combination of bacon & gorgonzola in this chicken salad, perfect for game day!

  9. 9

    We had chicken salad yesterday, but it was nothing compared to this!

  10. 10
    Gaby says:

    Looks like the perfect little bite for Sunday!! Plus, it has bacon. mmmmmm BACON!

  11. 11

    OH. MY. WORD. This is everything I love about food ever in one salad.

  12. 12

    This was made for me! So many awesome flavours!

  13. 13

    Love this, it’s everything I could dream of in a chicken salad sandwich!

  14. 14
    Morgan says:

    Love the addition of bacon and gorgonzola. Can’t really go wrong with that flavor combo. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  15. 15

    Make the soup. Make the chicken salad. No-just make the chicken salad! It sounds killer.

  16. 16

    Whoa man. Chicken salad is one of my guilty pleasures. This looks SO SO good. And I especially love celery in my chicken salad! Such a wonderful crunch!

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    naomi says:

    Loved the addition of the bacon!

  18. 18
    carrian says:

    Oh, I’ve been waiting to try this recipe ever since you instagrammed, or was it “Vined” it. Anyway, looks delicious. Looking forward to meeting you in April.

  19. 19
    marla says:

    Such a hearty chicken salad & I love the way it looks in the sandwich!

  20. 20

    Oooh, love this Jenny! Definitely saving your recipe to try soon – super scrumptious!

  21. 21
    Francesca says:

    You had me at BACON, but I swooned at gorgonzola!

  22. 22
    Kristen says:

    What a delicious recipe – I can’t remember who but someone was asking me about chicken salad the other day. I’ll have to remember then send them this!

  23. 23

    Chicken salad sandwich is a go to for me, this looks darn tasty!

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  25. 25

    This looks Fabulous!!! Wonderful recipe. I am bookmarking this. Its superb.

  26. 26

    Oh, this look so amazing, Jenny!!

  27. 27

    Looks fantastic and mouth watering! Im following you now here and on Pinterest!

    All my heart,
    Deborah 😉

  28. 28

    Gorgonzola and chicken …yuuuuum, what a beautiful marriage ! 🙂

  29. 29

    Thank you for the chicken salad recipe. Always looking for good ones!

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    Jen says:

    This was REALLY good. My only recommendation would be to add some cut up grapes or apples. With all the saltiness going on in the bacon, cheese, and dressing I think it could use a bit of sweetness to break it up. Otherwise we ate it up for days (made a double batch).

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