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Citrus Chicken Salad with Avocado

Chicken Citrus Avocado Salad-A hearty and healthy spring salad with citrus tender, moist, flavorful chicken, juicy Tangerines , roast bell peppers, buttery avocados and a super quick and easy citrus dressing that doubles up as a marinade! 
Course Main
Cuisine Fusion
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 291kcal
Author Immaculate Bites


Chicken Marinade and dressing

  • 1 medium Orange
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup small diced onion
  • ½ -1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh herbs cilantro or parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 3-4 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
  • 1 large Avocado sliced
  • 2 or more Tangerines peeled
  • 1 red pepper bell pepper sliced


  • Squeeze out juice from orange, lemon and lime into a non- reactive pan. Add cumin, honey,garlic,onion, oil and herbs. Whisk everything together then lightly salt and pepper to taste.Mix well to combine , adjust for seasoning. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper then Marinade chicken thighs with about 2/3 of the marinade make sure to coat both sides.
  • Marinade for about for about 30 minutes and up to 4hours in the fridge.
  • Heat grill pan or skillet . Coat with cooking oil or spray add the bell pepper and cook for about 3 minutes. Remove from the pan , and set aside. Lightly wipe pan.
  • Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; grill for about 8 or more minutes on each side or until done. Place chicken on a cutting board. Cut chicken into 1/4-inch-thick slices or desired shapes.
  • In a large plate arrange romaine lettuce, grill chicken, sliced avocados, Tangerines and bell pepper. Serve with bread and the remaining citrus dressing on the side.


Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 686mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 3570IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1.6mg