March 27, 2017

Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad

Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad: a refreshing twist of the same old salad but the dressing is to die for!

Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad by A Teaspoon of Home

Spring always means new things into my life! Flowers in the yard, blossoms on the trees and salads in the fridge. There is nothing better than finding a new combination of flavors and textures to make a daily treat. Once spring comes around a salad a day keeps my body at bay.

Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad

Ingredients

  • Dressing/Marinade:
  • 1/3 c honey
  • 3 T whole grain mustard
  • 3 T smooth and mild Dijon mustard
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 t minced garlic
  • salt to season
  • 4 boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  • Salad:
  • 1/4 c diced bacon
  • 4 c Romaine lettuce
  • 1 c sliced grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large avocado, pitted and sliced
  • 1/4 c corn kernals
  • 1/4 of a red onion, sliced

Instructions

  1. Whisk marinade/dressing ingredients together to combine.
  2. Pour half the marinade into a shallow dish to marinade the chicken for 2 hours, if time allows.
  3. Refrigerate the reserved untouched marinade to use as the dressing.
  4. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat with a teaspoon of oil and grill chicken on each side until golden, crispy and cooked through.
  5. Once chicken is grilled, set aside and allow to cool.
  6. Cook bacon until crispy.
  7. Slice chicken into strips and prepare salad with leaves, tomatoes, avocado slices, corn, onion strips and chicken.
  8. Whisk 2 Tablespoons of water into the remaining untouched marinade and drizzle over the salad.
  9. Sprinkle the bacon over the top with a little salt and pepper.
  10. Recipe: Cafe Delites
http://www.ateaspoonofhome.com/honey-mustard-chicken-bacon-avocado-salad/

There is no better flavor than honey mustard! I love putting it on sandwiches, chicken and salads. This recipe is the best because the chicken marinades in it and the dressing is full of it! It is a salad that everyone will love! My husband is always skeptical about mustard because his parents literally put it on everything. When he tried this salad, he couldn’t get enough dressing on it. I am sure it will be a much requested salad in our home from here on out.

Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad by A Teaspoon of Home

I especially love how quickly it comes together! The hardest part was preparing the chicken. But even then I could have had the entire salad together in 20 minutes. I just didn’t marinade it as long as the recipe called for. Also we aren’t much tomato lovers here, I had them but totally forgot to add them to the salad. If I were to do it for a crowd, I’d totally add them because they would add a beautiful color to the salad.

So what are you waiting for! Give this salad a try!

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Honey Mustard Chicken Bacon Avocado Salad by A Teaspoon of Home

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