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Chargrilled Chicken and Bacon Salad with Avocado Dressing

This salad combines the amazing flavours of chicken, bacon and avocado with tomatoes and salad leaves. Finished off with a homemade dressing, this is one salad which won't leave you hungry!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • For the croutons:
  • 4 slices of day old bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the avocado dressing:
  • 2 small or 1 large SO Organic Avocado
  • 1 clove small SO Organic garlic
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
  • 120-140 ml (1/2 cup) water
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the salad:
  • 70 g (2.5oz) bag of SO Organic Wild Rocket
  • 160 g (6oz) bag of SO Organic Young Spinach
  • 225 g (8oz) pack of SO Organic Baby plum tomatoes, halved
  • 2 SO Organic Chicken breast fillets
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 6 slices SO Organic dry cured unsmoked bacon
  • Homemade or by Sainsbury’s Black pepper and sea salt croutons
  • Homemade or shop bought Avocado dressing

Instructions

  1. To make the croutons: preheat the oven to 160C. Place the cubes of bread onto a large baking tray and drizzle with olive oil. Toss until the oil coats all of the cubes. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper and toss again to cover all the cubes.
  2. Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden and crisp. Whilst they're cooking prepare the rest of the dish.
  3. To make the avocado dressing: Slice the avocados in half and scoop out the flesh, discarding the stone and place in a food processor/mini chopper.
  4. Add the clove of garlic, olive oil, lime juice and half of the water, blitz until smooth and creamy. Taste the mix and then season to your liking. Add remaining water 1tbsp at a time until desired consistency is reached, you want to be able to pour the dressing. Transfer to a jar or bottle to serve.
  5. To make the salad: Place a large frying pan on a medium heat. Butterfly the chicken breasts and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle a small amount of olive oil onto both sides of the breasts and place on the griddle pan until cooked through, 5-6 minutes on each side.
  6. Place another large frying pan on a medium heat and cut the bacon into strips. Cook until crisp, 5-6 minutes.
  7. Once cooked, place kitchen roll on a plate and put the chicken and bacon strips on to drain.
  8. On a large serving platter place spinach and rocket and toss the two together to mix.
  9. Layer up the salad with croutons, tomatoes and bacon.
  10. Slice the chicken breasts and place slices over the top of the salad.
  11. Drizzle or spoon avocado dressing over the finished salad.
  12. Serve immediately, avocado dressing will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 days.

Recipe Notes

Recipe by Annie of Annie's Noms