Chicken, Avocado and Orange Salad

Whenever you are in mood for something light, healthy but still delicious this chicken, avocado and orange salad might be one of the best options. This is by far one of the best chicken salads ever.

 

Really love the add of oranges here. The textures combine so  well. The soft avocado in combination with crunchy almonds, crispy salad, sweet orange and grilled chicken makes such a wonderful comforting dish. The dressing made with orange juice, Dijon mustard and honey is genial.

 

I didn’t expect that much from this avocado and chicken salad, but it was beyond my expectations. I ate it all by myself and didn’t share it with anybody after finishing the photo shoot:)  I highly recommend it. It is nutritious, healthy and amazingly tasty.


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Recipe slightly adapted after taste.com

Prep time clock

10 mins

Cook time clock

10 mins

Total time clock

20 mins

Ingredients

  • Makes 1 large serving or 2 smaller ones
  • 1 orange
  • 8 small lettuce leaves , washed and dried
  • 2 (150 g) chicken breast fillets
  • 1/2 large avocado, halved, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp roasted almonds
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Dressing
  • juice of 1/2 orange
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey

Directions

  1. Season chicken fillets with salt and pepper or your favorite spices. Brush with some olive oil. Preheat your grill pan over medium-high heat until it’s very hot.  Place the fillets on the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until cooked.
    Avocado Chicken Orange Salad step 1Avocado Chicken Orange Salad step 2
  2. Roughly chop the lettuce leaves and place in a serving plate.
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  3. Peel and segment the orange. Juice another half of orange for the dressing.
    Avocado Chicken Orange Salad step 5Avocado Chicken Orange Salad step 6
  4. Cut the avocado and chicken in slices. 
    Avocado Chicken Orange Salad step 7Avocado Chicken Orange Salad step 8
  5. Arrange the oranges, avocado and chicken slices over the lettuce. Sprinkle with almonds and season with salt and pepper.
    Avocado Chicken Orange Salad step 9Avocado Chicken Orange Salad step 10
  6. In a small bowl prepare the dressing whisking the orange juice with mustard, oil and honey. Drizzle over the salad and serve.
    Avocado Chicken Orange Salad step 11
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Nutrition facts Whole Salad – Calories:783, Fat:46.2g, Saturated Fat:6.7g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0 g, Carbohydrates:44.1g, Sugar:27.2g, Fiber:13.5g, Protein:55.6g, Cholesterol:129mg, Calories from Fat 416, Sodium 182mg, Potassium 1433mg, Vitamin A 11%, Vitamin C 226% , Calcium 16%, Iron 28%, Nutrition Grade A-, Daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Source: http://www.homecookingadventure.com/recipes/chicken-avocado-and-orange-salad

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