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Chicken Avocado Salad

Chicken Avocado Salad makes a great meal for one or as a side to share. A bed of greens is topped with delicious marinated, grilled chicken, bacon, tomatoes, cheese, avocados, and honey dijon dressing for a salad everyone will want to dig into.
Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 746kcal
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded to even 1/2-inch thickness
  • chicken marinade see below
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 3 strips of bacon cooked til crisp and chopped
  • cup cheese
  • cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • honey dijon dressing

Chicken Marinade

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine marinade ingredients until smooth, add chicken and toss to coat. Cover tightly and chill for 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
  • Using tongs, transfer chicken to a greased grill or grill pan (you can also do this in a stovetop skillet. discard excess marinade) and cook on each side for 5-7 minutes until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear when you slice into the thickest part of the chicken. Allow to rest for a few minutes before slicing into thin strips or chopping into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • To assemble salads, arrange lettuce on the bottom, then top with chicken, tomatoes, cheese, avocados, and dressing. Serve immediately.

Notes

This is a great meal prep option! Feel free to use pre-cooked chicken to save time. 

Nutrition

Calories: 746kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 1115mg | Potassium: 591mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 361IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1mg