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!
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