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chopped salad in bowl

Chicken Bacon Avocado Chopped Salad

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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

A yummy chicken, bacon, avocado chopped salad with the most delicious honey mustard dressing. This easy recipe is made from wholesome real food ingredients and comes together quickly. It makes the perfect lunch or dinner and is gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo-friendly.


Ingredients

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  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast (about 2 chicken breasts)
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onion

For the Honey Mustard Dressing

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Use a sharp knife to slice the bacon into strips. Add the bacon to a pan heated over medium heat. Cook the bacon until crisp and then use a slotted spoon to remove it from the pan. Let it drain on paper towels to remove any excess grease.
  2. Season each chicken breast liberally with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Add 1 tablespoon of olive or avocado oil to a pan heated over medium heat. Add the chicken breasts to the hot pan and cook for 6-8 minutes on each side until the chicken is browned and fully cooked. Remove the chicken from the pan and let cool.
  3. Chop the romaine lettuce, slice the tomatoes, dice the avocado, and slice the green onion. Add everything to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Make the honey mustard dressing by adding all of the dressing ingredients to a food processor or high-powered blender. Blend until creamy and smooth.
  5. Dice the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces and add it to the mixing bowl. Then, add the bacon strips.
  6. Drizzle a few tablespoons of dressing over the salad and use a pair of kitchen tongs to toss the salad until well combined.
  7. Serve with extra dressing, salt, and pepper on the side and enjoy!