Rosemary Chicken Salad with Bacon and Avocado

This was a nice dinner meal from Skinny Taste. Huge portions.

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For the salad: 3 slices center-cut bacon, diced
2 boneless, trimmed skinless chicken thighs (4 oz each)
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tbsp fresh rosemary
3 cups chopped romaine lettuce, chopped
1/2 cup baby arugula or watercress
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
3 tablespoons chopped red onion
4 oz avocado, sliced (1 small)
For the rosemary vinaigrette:

For the dressing: 1 tsp dijon mustard
4 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp fresh minced rosemary
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Cook bacon in a large heavy nonstick skillet until crispy, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel to drain and set aside.

Drain the fat but don’t wipe the skillet, leaving any excess oil in the pan to cook the chicken.

Season chicken with salt and rosemary, cook in the skillet over medium-high heat until golden and cooked through, about 5 minutes on each side.

Make a bed of the romaine and arugula (or watercress) in a large serving bowl or platter (or divide between 2 plates). Scatter the cherry tomatoes, red onion and bacon on top.

Slice the avocado, sprinkle with pinch of salt and arrange on salad. Slice the chicken thighs and add to the salad.

To make the rosemary vinaigrette, in a small bowl whisk the ingredients. Pour over the salad and serve right away.

 

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