Warm Chicken Salad With Avocado

paleo chicken avocado salad recipe

Recipe: Warm Chicken Salad With Avocado

This chicken and avocado salad is a bit of a superhero. Rich in nutrients such as Vitamin C, E, K, niacin and B6, folate, loads of lean protein, healthy fats and fibre, it’s my go to fuss free recipe for a quick lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

  • Half free range chicken breast, sliced
  • 1 tbsp mixed Moroccan spices (cumin, paprika, turmeric, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, oregano)
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 avocado
  • 10 cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 red capsicum (bell pepper)
  • 1/4 Spanish onion
  • Fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Black pepper

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Instructions

  1. Heat a frying pan with coconut oil. Add slices of chicken breast when sizzling hot and bring the heat to medium/high.
  2. Sprinkle with half of spices and a little salt, fry for 2-3 minutes until golden brown crust forms. Turn over, sprinkle with the remaining spice mix and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Remove and rest for a few minutes before adding to the salad.
  3. Cut tomatoes in halves, slice red capsicum and onion into strips. Wash and tear a few parsley leaves into the salad mix.
  4. Whisk olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper with a fork to make a dressing.
  5. To assemble the salad, divide the mix into two bowls, place a few slices of chicken on top and slice half of avocado for each portion. Drizzle with the salad dressing and some cracked pepper.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 6 minutes

Number of servings: 2

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Comments

  1. Amy says

    This was very yummy and quick to make. I just used whatever salad ingredients I had about. Avocado is always a hit in a salad and it goes so well with the salad dressing and spiced chicken. This was the first time I cooked meat in coconut oil and it went so well. This will be a summer regular in my household. Thanks for the great recipe

  2. Christina says

    Yum!

    This tasted so good. It is now a tasty healthy regular in our house and has inspired me to try other tasty warm salad ideas. Thanks for helping make healthy dinners fun and tasty for our little family :)

  3. Jolanda says

    This recipe is the best !!!!! I’m not a big fan of avocado but i love it taste in this salad. I put some baby spinach to it and make it even better.

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