Chicken Avocado Salad

 Chicken avocado Salad

 Chicken avocado Feta Salad is a delicious twist to a  in a bowl! With a dressing that doubles as a marinade you won't even miss the bread in this mega loaded salad.
author: Karina - Cafe Delites
Balsamic Dressing / Marinade:
·         1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
·         1/4 cup olive oil
·         2 tablespoons water (or more oil if you wish)
·         2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
·         2 teaspoons minced garlic
·         1 teaspoon honey
·         1/4-1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to your tastes)
·         4 skinless and boneless chicken thigh fillets (or breast fillets)
·         5 ounces |150g bacon , diced and trimmed of all fat
·         8 cups mixed salad lettuce leaves (or Romaine | Cos lettuce leaves)
·         2 tomatoes , chopped
·         1 red onion , thinly sliced
·         avocado , sliced
·         1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
·         extra Italian seasoning
·         salt and pepper , to taste

1.      Whisk dressing / marinade ingredients together until well combined. Pour 2-3 tablespoons into a shallow bowl. add the chicken thighs and coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper; set aside for 10 minutes while the frying bacon.
2.     Fry bacon until crisp in a skillet over medium-high heat. Wipe pan over with paper towel.
3. Cook chicken fillets until crisp and cooked through (about 7 minutes each side).
4. Arrange all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Top with the bacon, chicken, avocado and sprinkle with feta, extra Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to your tastes. Drizzle with the remaining dressing, and serve.