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Grilled Chicken Guacamole Chopped Salad

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Grilled Chicken Guacamole Chopped Salad
  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 8
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Ever feel torn between ordering a salad or splurging on a more indulgent appetizer? No need to choose when you can have this grilled guacamole and chopped chicken salad combo!

Ingredients

2
boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 oz each)
1/2
cup olive oil
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon ground coriander
4
firm ripe avocados, halved, pitted and peeled
6
green onions
3
tablespoons fresh lime juice
1
tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño chile
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
5
cups chopped iceberg lettuce
1
cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2
cup crumbled queso fresco cheese (2 oz)
1/4
cup finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Rub chicken breasts with 2 teaspoons of the olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, the chili powder, cumin and coriander. Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Let stand 5 minutes; dice.
  • 2 Brush avocados and green onions with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Place avocados cut sides down on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook avocados 5 to 10 minutes, turning once, until grill marks form and avocados soften. Grill green onions 30 to 60 seconds, turning once, until grill marks form. Transfer to cutting board; let cool about 5 minutes or until cool enough to cut. Dice avocados; thinly slice green onions.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat remaining 1/3 cup olive oil, the lime juice, jalapeño, garlic and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt with whisk. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette in small container. Add avocados to the medium bowl of remaining vinaigrette, and toss to coat.
  • 4 On large serving platter, place lettuce. Drizzle lettuce with reserved 2 tablespoons vinaigrette. Top lettuce with chicken, avocados, green onions, tomatoes and cheese, arranged in rows. Sprinkle with cilantro.
Tips  

To peel avocados, run a large spoon between the peel and flesh of the avocado halves.

All ingredients – including grilled chicken – can be prepared up to four hours in advance. Wait until just before serving to combine ingredients and dress salad.

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