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Crispy Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Salad

A crispy and satisfying chicken, bacon and avocado salad – full of all the good stuff!

crispy chicken bacon avocado salad
Crispy chicken, bacon and avocado salad

It is easy when you are working in a heavily air-conditioned office (and I mean fridge like temperatures – I’ve started to take a jumper to work with me) to forget how absolutely roasting it is outside.

It always gives me a bit of a shock when I step out of the door at 5pm.

Today I decided to take a slightly different route home from work. I got the line 2 subway to cut east across the city rather than riding line one around the bottom of the horseshoe. I regretted it.

Toronto please air-condition your line two subway!

Everyone in my carriage looked like they were close to passing out. I had to perch right next to the doors just to get a gulp of air every time the doors opened. By the time I got off the train I felt so disorientated I almost got on my connection south rather than north.

And the rather icky experience left me feeling pretty hot and bothered by the time I got home.

A delicious, perk me up dinner was in order.

The Recipe: Crispy Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Salad

Makes 2 servings

What you will need:

  • 1 chicken breast
  • 2 rashers of bacon
  • 50g plain flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Vegetable oil
  • 75g (approx.) breadcrumbs
  • Green lettuce mix (4 handfuls)
  • 1 avocado – stone and skin removed, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • Cucumber (approx. 15cm)
  • Croutons (optional – see here for recipe)

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375F
  2. Slice the chicken into nugget sized pieces.
  3. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and pepper into a bowl with the plain flour and mix.
  4. Dip each chicken piece in the flour, making sure if is well coated. Next dip in the beaten egg followed by the bread crumbs.
  5. Place in oven proof dish, and drizzle over a little oil, extra salt and pepper (will stop the chicken pieces drying out in the oven).
  6. Dice the bacon and add to the oven dish.
  7. Cook in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  8. Whilst the chicken and bacon is cooking, prepare your salad. Mix in a large bowl the lettuce, sliced avocado, cucumber and chopped onion.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
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