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Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad Cucumber Boats

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These Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad Cucumber Boats offer a quick and effortless snack or lunch featuring a delectable chicken salad crafted from canned chicken, bacon, and cheese, all nestled into scooped-out cucumber halves.

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NET CARBS: 4.5g

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • Minimal prep work required.
  • Easy-to-follow instructions.
  • High in protein and only 4.5 grams of net carbs per serving.
  • Ready to enjoy in as little as 30 minutes.
  • Great to serve as a snack or lunch.

Ingredients:

Canned Chicken

Bacon

Cheese

Sour Cream

Shredded Cheddar

Apple Cider Vinegar

Cucumbers

Flakey Sea Salt

Cracked Pepper
  • Canned Chicken
  • Bacon
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheddar
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Cucumbers
  • Flakey Sea Salt
  • Cracked Pepper

How to Make Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad Cucumber Boats:

  1. Prepare Chicken: Cook canned chicken in a hot oiled pan for about 1 minute. Add spices and cook until fragrant.
  2. Prepare Chicken Salad: Transfer the warmed-up chicken to a large bowl, add sour cream, shredded cheddar, crumbled bacon, and apple cider vinegar. Mix well.
  3. Chill Chicken Salad: Cover the bowl and refrigerate the chicken salad for 15 minutes.
  4. Prepare Cucumbers: Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise, remove seeds, and blot them dry with a paper towel.
  5. Serve: Spoon chilled chicken salad into cucumber boats. Sprinkle flaky sea salt and cracked pepper on top.
How to Make Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad Cucumber Boats:

Ingredient Substitution Suggestions:

  • Canned Chicken: Rotisserie chicken or cooked chicken breast/thighs.
  • Dried Dill: Use 1 tablespoon of fresh dill instead.
  • Sour Cream: Substitute with mayonnaise or Greek yogurt.
  • Cooked Bacon: Pre-cooked store-bought bacon can save time.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: Replace with white vinegar or lemon juice.

Variations:

  • Add finely chopped celery for extra crunch.
  • Include 1-2 tablespoons of finely chopped green onions or red onions.
  • Drizzle olive oil on top for added flavor and healthy fats.

Cooking and Recipe Tips:

  • Make ranch seasoning from scratch or use store-bought if preferred.
  • Use pre-cooked store-bought bacon for convenience.
  • Peel or leave the cucumber skin based on personal preference.
  • Scoop out cucumber seeds to create proper “cucumber boats.”

Enjoy this flavorful and protein-packed dish that’s perfect for a quick meal or snack!

FAQs

How should these cucumber boats be stored?

You can store the prepared cucumber boats in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.

Can these be meal prepped to eat later?

Yes, these Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad Cucumber Boats are excellent for meal prepping. Store the chicken salad and cucumber boats in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to enjoy them, simply spoon the chicken salad into the hollowed-out cucumbers. This method ensures that the cucumbers maintain their crunchiness, and the chicken salad remains fresh and flavorful.

bacon ranch chicken salad cucumber boats

These speedy Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad Cucumber Boats make for a convenient and delicious snack or lunch. They showcase a chicken salad prepared with canned chicken, bacon, and cheese, which is generously spooned into cucumber halves that have been hollowed out.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 314 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 teaspoons  (10 milliliters) avocado oil
  • 15  ounces  (3 5-ounce cans) canned chicken, drained, patted dry
  • 1 teaspoon  dried dill
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons   (90 grams) sour cream
  • 1/2  cup  (56 grams) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4  cup  (~50 grams, ~7-8 slices) crumbled cooked bacon (I use pre-cooked store-bought bacon here)
  • 1   teaspoon (5 milliliters) apple cider vinegar
  • cucumbers peeled or unpeeled, based on your preferences (recommended that they be chilled in the refrigerator)

Garnishes:

Instructions
 

  • Prepare Chicken: Heat oil in a pan over medium heat until it glistens. Add canned chicken and cook for approximately 1 minute. Add spices and continue cooking until the spices become fragrant, around 1-2 minutes.
  • Prepare Chicken: Heat oil in a pan over medium heat until it glistens. Add canned chicken and cook for approximately 1 minute. Add spices and continue cooking until the spices become fragrant, around 1-2 minutes.
  • Chill Chicken Salad: Cover the bowl with a lid or foil and place it in the refrigerator to chill for 15 minutes.
  • Prepare Cucumbers: While the chicken salad chills, cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise, remove seeds with a spoon, and blot them dry with a paper towel.
  • Prepare Cucumber Boats And Serve: Retrieve the chilled chicken salad from the refrigerator and spoon it into the cucumber boats. Sprinkle flaky sea salt and freshly cracked pepper on top of the cucumber boats before serving.

Notes

  • Refrigerator Storage: The prepared cucumber boats can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day.
  • Meal Prep Instructions: Store the chicken salad and cucumber boats separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, spoon the chicken salad into the hollowed-out cucumbers to maintain cucumber crunchiness and the freshness of the chicken salad.
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 cucumber boats

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18.1g28%
Cholesterol 119.6mg40%
Sodium 749.2mg32%
Potassium 448mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 6.1g3%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g7%
Protein 31.7g64%

Vitamin C 6.7 mg
Calcium 160.6 mg

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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