Recipe of the day. Avocado strawberry chicken salad

Avocado Strawberry Chicken Salad
Servings 4

Strawberry Avocado Chicken Salad
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
2 tbsp. olive or avocado oil
2 tsp cracked black pepper
1 tsp sea or kosher salt
5 oz. baby spinach
1 c fresh basil leaves
1 lb. strawberries hulled and sliced
1/2 English cucumber diced
8 oz. bocconcini or fresh mozzarella pearls halved
2 avocados pitted and diced

Creamy Balsamic Dressing
1/4 c balsamic vinegar
1 tsp Italian seasoning
3 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp sea or kosher salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
1/2 c extra virgin olive oil

Light a grill or grill pan over high heat. Lightly brush each chicken
breast with oil, then season generously with salt and pepper. Set the
chicken aside and prepare the salad base. Place the baby spinach,
fresh basil leaves, strawberries, English cucumber, and fresh
mozzarella into a salad bowl and toss. Set aside. Place the chicken on
the grill, then cover and grill 7-8 minutes. Tip: if using a grill
pan, cover with an inverted cast iron skillet as a “lid”. Flip the
chicken breasts using tongs, then grill on other side 7-8 more minutes
until fully cooked through, and the temperature of the chicken reaches
160* using an instant read thermometer. Remove the chicken from the
grill and set aside on a cutting board to rest. While the chicken is
resting, prepare the dressing. In a mason jar, combine the balsamic
vinegar, Italian seasoning, yogurt, honey, salt, pepper, and olive
oil. Place the lid on the jar and then shake vigorously for 1 minute
until the dressing is emulsified. Slice the chicken against the grain.
Top each salad with half a diced avocado and one quarter of the
chicken breast slices. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons (or more or less to
taste) of creamy balsamic vinaigrette and serve immediately.

Author: Carol Anne

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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