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Fridge Foraged Chicken Avocado Salad

Fridge Foraged Chicken Avocado Salad
Fridge Foraged Chicken Avocado Salad
Fridge Foraged Chicken Avocado Salad
Fridge Foraged Chicken Avocado Salad
Fridge Foraged Chicken Avocado Salad
Fridge Foraged Chicken Avocado Salad
Fridge Foraged Chicken Avocado Salad
Fridge Foraged Chicken Avocado Salad
Fridge Foraged Chicken Avocado Salad
Fridge Foraged Chicken Avocado Salad
Fridge Foraged Chicken Avocado Salad
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FRIDGE FORAGED CHICKEN AVOCADO SALAD

RECIPE YIELDS : Makes 4 portions

 

INGREDIENTS : 

 2 Chicken Breasts – (Pan seared Chicken bites with garlic, lime, olive oil and Cajun seasoning)

 2 heads Purple tipped romaine lettuce

1 cup uncooked mixed Quinoa

2 Avocado (cubed with sea salt and lime juice)

2 Red Peppers (thick cubes)

½ Red Onion (finely diced)

¼ cup Old Cheddar Cheese (shredded)

¼ cup jalapeño (finely sliced)

¼ cup salsa

1 lime

Salt & Pepper to season

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

4 cloves of garlic (smashed)

2 tbsp ranch dressing (if desired)

 

INSTRUCTIONS : 

STEP # 1 : COOK CHICKEN

Cut 2 chicken breasts into cubes. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, I also added a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and Cajun seasoning. Add the juice of half a lime, and 4 cloves of smashed garlic. In a pan on medium heat add the extra virgin olive oil, and let pan warm up. Place the bite size cubes of chicken in the pan and cook thoroughly between 12 – 16 min. Turn the cubes often for an even sear, may want to add a little more olive oil half way through for moisture.

 

STEP # 2 : PREPARE QUINOA

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil. Add a pinch of salt and 1 cup of quinoa once water is boiling. Cover the pot and turn off heat, but leave covered pot on the burner.  After 15 minutes stir and fluff with a fork.

 

STEP # 3 : ASSEMBLE SALAD

Tip: for Jar salad assemble backwards, and you have lunches to go!

Lettuce

Quinoa

Avocado (with a pinch of sea salt and the juice of half a lime)

Red Peppers

Red Onion

Sliced Jalapeño

Shredded Cheese

Salsa

Chicken

Ranch Dressing (if desired, but it is good without it!)

 

STEP # 4 : ENJOY

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