Love Your Body: Healthy Protein-Packed Valentine's Day Chicken Avocado Salad

Love Your Body: Healthy Protein-Packed Valentine's Day Chicken Avocado Salad

This Chicken Avocado Salad is not only a delight for the taste buds but also a nutritious and protein-rich choice for a Valentine's Day meal that shows love to both your body and your special someone. Enjoy the celebration of love with a dish that nourishes your heart and soul! ❤️🥗

Ingredients:

For the Salad:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, diced

For the Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

Step 1 -  Cook the Chicken: Preheat the oven to 200°C. Rub the chicken breasts with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Place the chicken on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through. Allow the chicken to rest for a few minutes, then slice it into thin strips.

Step 2 - Prepare the Salad: In a large bowl, combine the mixed salad greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and diced avocado. Add the sliced chicken to the salad.

Step 3 - Make the Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, salt, and pepper until well combined.

Step 4 - Assemble the Salad: Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat everything evenly.

Step 5 - Serve and Enjoy: Divide the salad among two plates. Optionally, sprinkle with a few pumpkin seeds or nuts for added crunch. Serve immediately and enjoy a delicious, protein-packed Valentine's Day meal with your loved one.

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