Thursday, April 20, 2017

Creamy Ranch Bagel Chicken Salad {Bruegger's Bunch}

DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Bruegger's Bagels

Creamy Ranch Bagel Chicken Salad #BrueggersBunch

My entire family loves bagels! I have to purchase them every week, and my kids ask for them for breakfast every day. Bagels and cream cheese just have a universal appeal!


I can't really blame my kids. Bagels are delicious and they make such a quick and easy meal! There are so many toppings, and they are perfect for on the go. And my family is ALWAYS on the go!

So many people love bagels, but tend to overlook the fact that there is so much more that you can do with them. Bagels are a great addition to many recipes!

I was thrilled when Bruegger's Bagels invited me to join the Bruegger's Bunch! Over the next year, I will be creating delicious recipes using Bruegger's Bagels limited time offerings, and sharing the fun ways Bruegger's Bagels catering can fit into your life. I'm so excited about this amazing opportunity!

I love to prepare delicious meals for my family, but with four busy kids (and a blog), I don't have much time to spend on recipes. Recipes that are quick and easy to make are my jam! This Creamy Ranch Bagel Chicken Salad uses simple ingredients, only takes ten minutes to make and is absolutely delicious!


Creamy Ranch Bagel Chicken Salad

CREAMY RANCH BAGEL CHICKEN SALAD


Serves: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients: 

2 Bruegger's Bagels Ranch Bagels
2 Tbsp softened Bruegger's Bagels Cucumber Dill Cream Cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise 
1 Qt fully cooked white chicken
1 cup celery, chopped finely
1 head Iceberg Lettuce

Creamy Ranch Bagel Chicken Salad Ingredients - Bruegger's Bagels

Procedure:

1. Slice the two Bruegger's Bagels ranch bagels in half, then cut into 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch pieces. Set aside.

2. Finely chop the celery until you have 1 cup, and set aside.

3. Shred the Iceberg lettuce, then set aside. I enlisted a little bit of help with this step!

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Cooking with kids
The Lucky Few

4. Pour 2 Tbsp of softened Cucumber Dill Cream Cheese and 1/2 cup of mayonnaise into a large bowl and stir until blended. 

Creamy Ranch Bagel Chicken Salad

5. Cut 1 Qt of fully cooked white chicken into 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch pieces.

6. Pour cut chicken into the cream cheese and mayo mixture, and stir until the chicken is fully coated. 

Creamy Ranch Bagel Chicken Salad

7. Mix in the Bruegger's Bagels ranch bagels pieces and the celery, and stir until everything is coated.

Creamy Ranch Bagel Chicken Salad
Creamy Ranch Bagel Chicken Salad
Creamy Ranch Bagel Chicken Salad

8. Line bowls with the shredded Iceberg lettuce, and spoon the chicken salad over top.

Creamy Ranch Bagel Chicken Salad
Creamy Ranch Bagel Chicken Salad

9. Enjoy!

Creamy Ranch Bagel Chicken Salad


I created a recipe card for you to pin or print!


Creamy Ranch Bagel Chicken Salad #BrueggersBunch

Ranch Bagels and Cucumber Dill Cream Cheese are the Spring Specials at Bruegger's Bagels  right now. You can only purchase them for a limited time, so grab some before they're gone! I got a dozen so we could enjoy them outside the chicken salad, too. I also highly recommend another Spring Special: Sea Salt & Caramel Coffee, available hot or iced! Delicious!

Bruegger's Bagels

Adding bagels to my favorite chicken salad recipe is now my preferred method. I love bagels and I love chicken salad, so combining the two was the perfect decision! 


Creamy Ranch Bagel Chicken Salad

Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think!

Creamy Ranch Bagel Chicken Salad #BrueggersBunch

16 comments:

  1. This looks sooooo yummy! I LOVE bagels and love the idea of mixing them in a chicken salad

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    1. Thank you! I can't believe I didn't think of doing this before!

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  2. My girls are the same exact way. I have never been a chicken salad fan. But this cream ranch version sounds SO good!

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    1. That's funny! My husband hates chicken salad, too. Dylan, Lily and I devour it!

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  3. I would never have thought to cut up a bagel and put it in something. So clever! And this looks yummy :)

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    1. It's such a simple idea, but I didn't even think of it until I started brainstorming ideas! I would have never thought of it if I hadn't been given this opportunity!

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  4. Bagels and chicken salad are two of my favorite things! I have never thought to put them together... WHY?! Great idea, Stefanie!

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    1. I know, right?!? I was just told to incorporate those items into a recipe, and when I started brainstorming, it hit me! It's so good!

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  5. This looks so good! Bagels are so yummy, and I don't eat them often enough. I love chicken salad too, might have to try this one out!

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  6. This sounds so good! Connor is a huge bagel fan.

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  7. I'm definitely saving this!!!! So yummy!

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  8. This looks so tasty! Adding it to our menu for next week.

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  9. That sounds so good!! I am usually not a huge fan of dill, but I could get on board with this!

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  10. I've never been a huge fan of chicken salad but I'd be willing to try your recipe with the cream ranch.

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  11. This is such a clever idea and it sounds awesome!!

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  12. How do you "pour" cream cheese?

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