Thursday, July 10, 2008

Orange Grove Chicken Avocado Salad

This is my favorite meal. I got this recipe from a grocery store's monthly news-letter, I am so glad I didn't just toss it into the trash, I love, love, love this salad!

1 (1.26 oz) package Lawry’s fajitas marinade
2/3 c. orange juice
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 (10 oz) bag washed and torn romaine lettuce
1 (2.2 oz) can sliced ripe olive, drained
2 large oranges, peeled and cubed
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed
2/3 c. thinly sliced and quartered red onion
Chili Orange dressing
1 c. coarsely crushed tortilla chips

Stir together contents of marinade packet, orange juice and oil in a medium bowl. Add chicken and let marinate, refrigerated for several hours or overnight. Place on grill over medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until lightly charred. Remove from grill and cut into bite-size strips.
Place lettuce in a large salad bowl and top with olives, oranges, avocado, onion and grilled chicken.
Toss with dressing and sprinkle with tortilla chips

Chili Orange Dressing:
In a small bowl, whisk together 1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil, 1/3 c. orange juice, 2 Tbsp. lime juice, 1 Tbsp. honey, 1 tsp. garlic powder, ½ tsp. chili powder, ¼ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper.

No comments: