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Grilled Chicken Salad with Avocado Dressing

Grilled Chicken Salad with Avocado Dressing is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
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8 servings

Reserve a portion of the unused marinade for this grilled chicken salad to use in the avocado dressing. The result is a big salad with even bigger flavor!

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  • Whisk first 7 ingredients until blended. Reserve 1/2 cup mustard mixture; refrigerate for later use. Pour remaining mustard mixture over chicken in shallow dish; turn to evenly coat both sides of each breast. Refrigerate 2 hours to marinate.
  • Meanwhile, blend avocados and 1/3 cup of the reserved mustard mixture in blender until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve with salad.
  • Heat grill to medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Grill chicken 6 to 8 min. on each side or until done (165°F), brushing with remaining mustard mixture for the last few minutes.
  • Slice chicken. Cover platter with salad greens; top with chicken and tomatoes. Drizzle with avocado dressing just before serving.

For a Thinner Dressing

If you prefer a thinner dressing, gradually stir 1 to 2 Tbsp. water into avocado mixture until of desired consistency.

Selecting, Ripening & Storing Avocados

Look for avocados that are either slightly soft or firm. Small light-brown markings on the peels are normal and won't affect the quality of the fruit inside. If mashing the avocados for recipe use, look for softer avocados. If needing sliced avocados, or if not using immediately, select firmer pieces of fruit. Avocados will continue to ripen after being picked. To ripen, place in paper bag and let stand at room temperature until desired softness. Ripe avocados can be stored in the refrigerator for several days.


Substitute fresh chopped parsley for the cilantro.


  • 8 servings

Healthy Living

  • Low sodium
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious
  • Diabetes Center

Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1/2 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1/2 Starch
  • 4 Meat (L)
  • 2 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

This flavorful chicken recipe uses lean meat to help you and your family eat right. Each serving provides 1-1/2 cups of the recommended 2-1/2 cups of vegetables per day. And as a bonus, the vegetables are a good source of both vitamins A and C.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
Calories 270
Total fat 16g
Saturated fat 2.5g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 260mg
Carbohydrate 5g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 2g
Protein 26g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 25 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from The chicken was good, but the avocado dressing was a bit bitter for my taste. The chicken was good, but the avocado dressing was a bit bitter for my taste. I would make the chicken with this marinade again, but I would butterfly the chicken and skip the avocado dressing altogether.
Date published: 2014-04-01
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