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Chicken Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

A loaded green chicken salad with watercress, green apples, farro, and a “creamy” dairy-free avocado dressing! So perfect for summer entertaining.

A loaded green chicken salad with watercress, green apples, farro, and a “creamy” dairy-free avocado dressing! So perfect for summer entertaining.

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Ingredients

for the salad:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups watercress
  • 1 cup microgreens
  • 1 medium green apple, cored and sliced thin
  • 34 small black radishes, sliced thin
  • 3 mini cucumbers, sliced thin lengthwise
  • 23 cups cooked farro (my personal preference is for more but you can do either!)

for the “creamy” avocado dressing:

  • 1 small avocado
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/3 cup Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original almondmilk
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

for the salad

  1. Heat olive oil in a large caste iron skillet over medium heat. Liberally sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken thighs, then place skin-side down into pan.
  2. Cook for 7-8 minutes on each side, until the skin is medium golden brown and chicken is cooked all the way through. Remove from heat and allow for chicken to rest for at least 15 minutes before serving over salad. This will help the juices to stay in the chicken, so it’s super moist!
  3. Meanwhile, combine all other salad ingredients in a large bowl. Set aside.

for the dressing

  1. Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until creamy. Add 1 tablespoon of water, if necessary.
    Gently place chicken thighs over salad, then drizzle with dressing!