Move over side salads, these salads are here to satisfy your needs as a whole meal. Now, this doesn’t mean they are packed with more calories than you need. No, these salads certainly mean business but don’t add to your waistline either, they bring a whole new meaning to what it means to order a salad for dinner (or lunch) while giving you a lot of healthy nutrients from avocados.
Honey Mustard Marinated Chicken with Bacon & Avocado Salad
1/4 cup diced bacon, trimmed of rind and fat
4 cups Romaine lettuce leaves, washed
1 cup sliced grape or cherry tomatoes
1 large avocado, pitted and sliced
1/4 cup corn kernels
1/4 of a red onion, sliced
4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
1/3 cup honey
3 TBS whole grain mustard
2 TBS smooth and mild Dijon mustard
2 TBS olive oil
1-2 TBS Apple cider vinegar
1 tsp minced garlic
Salt to season
Whisk marinade ingredients together to combine. Pour half the marinade into a shallow dish to marinade the chicken fillets for two hours if time allows. Refrigerate the reserved untouched marinade to use as a dressing if desired. If you do not want dressing, then feel free to use all of the marinade for the chicken.
Heat a skillet over medium heat with about a tsp of oil and grill chicken breasts on each side until golden and cooked through. Once chicken is cooked, set aside and allow to rest.
Wipe pan over with paper towel and fry the bacon until crispy.
Slice chicken into strips and prepare salad with the romaine lettuce, tomatoes, avocado slices, corn, onions, and chicken.