NEED A QUICK DINNER SALAD? GRAB A ROTISSERIE CHICKEN

On those busy nights, picking up a roasted chicken at the store gets you to a fully cooked dinner in no time. Try this warm chicken salad that you can quickly pull together in 10 minutes!


BY: ANNE ASSASSI, MS, RDN

There’s nothing like a rotisserie chicken. You get all the benefits of cooking up a whole chicken without actually having to do any of the work. Case in point: make this easy Roasted Chicken and Avocado Salad that you can pull together in 10 minutes.

Who doesn’t love rotisserie chicken anyway?! It’s one of the most tempting buys at the grocery store and lets you to pull together a dinner quicker than you can get takeout.

Plus, it provides 20 grams of protein with just a 3 oz serving.

Between the amazing aroma, the lighting on the bird, and the crispiness of the skin, you know you have to buy it.  By combining the smoothness of butter lettuce and the bitter crunch of radicchio, and you’ve got yourself a winner. Because of its bright red color and unique flavor, radicchio provides more depth to your standard green salad. Plus, it’s unique color means it’s chock full of phytonutrients and antioxidants!

Pro tip: Warm up the chicken and dressing before serving it over the salad. You’ll recapture all those incredible aromas from the rotisserie section of your grocery store! Warmed salads always hit the spot anyway.

This salad is also easy to make in the outdoors. Check out a step-by-step images on Alite’s Outdoor 101 recipe page.

Now let’s get to the recipe for Roasted Chicken and Avocado Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette!

Ingredients

Time: 10 Minutes

Serves 4

  • 1 head butter lettuce leaves, gently torn
  • 1 small head of radicchio leaves, gently torn
  • 1/2 cup packed mint leaves, stemmed
  • 1 small cucumber or 1/2 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 4 oz sharp feta or blue cheese, crumbled
  • 3/4 cup honey mustard vinaigrette, divided
  • 2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 avocado, peeled, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the full recipe and instructions, head to the original article.
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Anne Assassi, MS, RDN is a private practice dietitian and health coach based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A lover of home-cooked culinary creations, Anne helps individuals discover the art of healthy eating as an enjoyable creative experience in our homes that allows us to be our healthiest selves. Connect with Anne at Diet Assassinista for your most inspired and healthiest kitchen.

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