Rosemary Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon

This hearty Rosemary Chicken Salad with Avocado and Bacon makes a really big salad – perfect when you want a low-carb meal that will fill you up! I actually split this between three people, and felt completely satisfied.  Ted and I have gotten so fond of salads since we have been loving avocado so much!   It went together very quickly and tasted, FABULOUS!

Ingredients:

  • 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:

  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp fresh minced rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Cook bacon in a large heavy nonstick skillet until crispy, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel to drain and set aside.
  2. Drain the fat but don’t wipe the skillet, leaving any excess oil in the pan to cook the chicken.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Slice the avocado, sprinkle with pinch of salt and arrange on salad. Slice the chicken thighs and add to the salad.
  6. To make the rosemary vinaigrette, in a small bowl whisk the ingredients. Pour over the salad and serve right away.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 2-3 servings, Serving Size: half to a third of the salad

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 10
  • Points +: 10
  • Calories: 349
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 114mg
  • Sodium: 741mg
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Protein: 29g

Original recipe from skinny taste!

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