Spring Salad with Chicken, Bacon and Avocado

How to prepare a salad with chicken, bacon and avocado? The arrival of spring is a great time to seek out leafy greens, asparagus and other seasonal standouts.  A salad is light and contains enough protein to be satisfying in many occasions. Since I don’t overlook the satisfying nature of salads – I am seeing its benefits. Incorporate a bit of lean meat and lots of garden-fresh vegetables with a salad, and a starter is suddenly elevate to complete meal.

salad chicken, bacon, avocado


Ingredients for the salad

  • 600g skinless chicken breast
  • 12 rashers of streaky smoked bacon
  • 2 fresh avocados
  • 200g fresh spinach leaves
  • 100g fresh rocket salad
  • enough parmesan for shavings

For the dressing:

Ingredients for the dressing

  • 4 tbsp mild olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • freshly ground pepper
  • pinch of salt

Preparation of salad with chicken, bacon and avocado:

skinless chicken breast

  • Slice the chicken breast into small, thin slices.

sliced skinless chicken breast

  • Add a little oil to a pan and fry the chicken breast pieces on a medium high heat until well browned.
  • Set aside.

crispy chicken

  • Preheat your grill (oven) to a high heat which means the bacon will get really crispy.
  • Next, using a pair of scissors, make small cuts in the rind side of the bacon. This will ensure that it doesn’t “curl up” when under the grill.
  • Put the bacon under the grill and – turning once – fry until crispy.

 grilled bacon

  • Keep an eye on the bacon and remove from oven when crispy.
  • Set aside

rocket salad and lemon

  • Put the washed leaves and rocket onto salad bowl.

rocket and baby leaves for the salad

leaves and rocket in a salad bowl

  • Cut open the avocados by halving them, then cut into half and quarters and peeled.
  • Thinly slice each avocado and arrange on the mini bowl ( count half an avocado per person).

sliced avocado for the dressing

  • To make the vinaigrette, put all the ingredients for the dressing into a clean mini bowl, adding the garlic by putting it through a garlic press (if you have one).
  • Tip: you can use a knife to cut the garlic if you don’t have a garlic press.

squeeze a lemon for the dressing

add a peeled garlic glove

  • Shake vigorously until all ingredients are combined.

dressing is ready

  • Now add bacon strips to the salad bowl and fried chicken strips on top.
  • Top with fresh shavings of parmesan.

add parmesan cheese to the salad

  • Drizzle the dressing on top.

cover the top of the salad with slices of parmesan

I really hope you will like this salad with chicken, bacon and avocado and this dish will help to enjoy more avocado.  Buon appetito.

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