As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, I created this Chipotle Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad paired with Lipton Iced Tea to celebrate summer. #TEArifficPairs #CollectiveBias
If someone were to ask me what my signature drink would be, my answer would absolutely have to be iced tea. I drink it year round, each and every day. As soon as I finish breakfast, I’m pouring myself a glass to have at the ready for the rest of the day. Now that the Spring temperatures are starting to rise, I loving having my travel cup full of iced tea while I’m outside in the yard with the menagerie or doing yard work.
Although I drink iced tea with absolutely anything, I wanted to create a recipe perfect for an easy lunch or dinner outside on the patio. Our afternoons usually include a long walk after nap time and then playing in the yard until dinner so if I’m able to make something in advance so that I don’t have to leave all the action outside, it’s definitely a winner in my book.
This Chipotle Bacon Ranch Chicken Salad is an awesome make ahead meal that makes my glass of tea even more refreshing thanks to the the smoky heat that it provides.
Grilled chicken, Greek yogurt, green onions and bacon are flavored with ranch dressing mix and a chipotle pepper to provide a cool salad that packs a bit of heat. Served on a bed of arugula between two halves of a roll alongside fresh fruit and you’ve got my idea of a great Summer meal.
This is definitely a recipe you’ll want to add to your summer menu plan!
Looking for a dessert idea to finish this meal? My Magic Cookie Bar Cookies pair perfectly with this light lunch and a glass of iced tea!