Fresh Market Chicken Salad with a Twist
If you’re looking for a light, flavorful dish for lunch, this Fresh Market Chicken Salad is a great choice. Bursting with crunchy vegetables, succulent chicken, and zesty herbs, it packs a real punch. With its unusual combination of ingredients and flavors, it’s sure to tantalize your taste buds.
– 4 chicken thighs
– 2 heads of romaine lettuce, chopped
– 2 carrots, grated
– 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
– 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
– 1/4 cup toasted almonds
– 2 lemons, quartered
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. Place the chicken thighs in a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle garlic powder, salt, and pepper on top.
3. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and golden.
4. Once cooked, let the chicken cool slightly, then shred with a fork.
5. In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken, lettuce, carrots, cilantro, sunflower seeds, and toasted almonds. Squeeze the lemons over the salad and mix thoroughly.
6. Serve the salad chilled or at room temperature. Enjoy!
This Fresh Market Chicken Salad is a unique twist on the traditional version. It has a delicious mix of flavors including tart lemon, fragrant cilantro, crunchy nuts, and the unmistakable taste of freshly cooked chicken. It’s a wonderfully simple summer dish that will surely bring joy to your dinner table. Enjoy it with a fresh loaf of crusty bread, a cold glass of chardonnay, and a crisp garden salad. Bon Appétit!