Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl
Hands-on Time
26 Mins
Total Time
26 Mins
Serves 4

If you can't find arugula, substitute mixed salad greens or fresh baby spinach.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; sauté 6 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken; let stand 8 minutes. Slice and keep warm.

Step 2

Reduce heat to medium. Add bacon to pan; cook 6 minutes or until crisp, turning once. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings; drain. Crumble bacon. Add shallots to drippings in pan, and cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in vinegar, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in broth, syrup, and mustard; cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Arrange 1 1/2 cups arugula on each of 4 plates; sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Top each serving with 1 chicken breast half. Drizzle 2 tablespoons dressing over each serving; top with crumbled bacon.

Ratings & Reviews

laseule's Review

November 20, 2013

LouLouBrownie's Review

August 23, 2012
Delicious! But a little salty probably due to the bacon. I used apple cider vinegar instead of the white wine vinegar and my Mom could not stop talking about the vinaigrette. Definitely need to pour it on the chicken slices, but this is a good recipe.

JenSchuck's Review

February 15, 2012
I really enjoyed it however my husband felt the dressing was too mustardy for his liking.

skspillman's Review

February 11, 2012
The vinaigrette was very good, but overall I felt this meal was somewhat lacking. I think the previous reviewer definitely had a good idea, adding tomato and avocado. I probably won't make this again--CL has many salad recipes that I really enjoy, and I'll make them instead.

costello15's Review

February 01, 2012
Fantastic taste. One of the best salads we've had in awhile. I did add tomato and avacado at the end when I added the bacon.

Fast Skier's Review

January 12, 2012
Made with spinach and it was good.

ComalCook's Review

Fast Skier
January 07, 2012