Grilled Chicken Avocado Salad Recipe

A refreshing and healthy salad featuring juicy grilled chicken, creamy avocado, and a medley of fresh vegetables, perfect for a light lunch or dinner.

Ingredients:

  • For the Salad:
    • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    • 1 large avocado, diced
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1 cucumber, diced
    • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
    • 4 cups mixed greens (such as arugula, spinach, and romaine)
    • 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled (optional)
    • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped
  • For the Marinade:
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Dressing:
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 teaspoon honey
    • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Marinate the Chicken:
    • In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper.
    • Place the chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag or shallow dish and pour the marinade over the chicken. Ensure the chicken is well-coated. Marinate for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Grill the Chicken:
    • Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade and grill for about 6-7 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C). Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes before slicing it into strips.
  3. Prepare the Salad:
    • In a large salad bowl, combine the mixed greens, diced avocado, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and feta cheese (if using).
  4. Make the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  5. Assemble the Salad:
    • Add the grilled chicken slices on top of the salad. Drizzle with the dressing and toss gently to combine. Garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley.
  6. Serve:
    • Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious, nutritious Grilled Chicken Avocado Salad!

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