It's no surprise that I love my salads and so do many of my readers since some of my most popular recipes are salads. So here’s another one that I hope you all enjoy!
The honey mustard chicken is ready!
Romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, English cucumbers, and avocado with the honey mustard dressing makes up the rest of this yummy salad.
This salad showcases delicious, juicy honey mustard chicken made with an easy homemade marinade. It combines honey and dijon mustard (hence the name) to give it that wonderful sweet and spicy mustard flavour as well as an assortment of dried herbs to kick up the overall taste of the chicken.
Prior to the marinating the chicken, I like to pound the chicken down to about half an inch in thickness using a kitchen mallet (meat tenderizer). The even thickness helps the chicken cook faster and evenly resulting in a moist and tender chicken.
If you don’t have a mallet, you can also use a rolling pin, a heavy pan, a hammer, a filled wine bottle, a heavy water bottle… just make sure you are careful using whatever tool you choose. You want to gently flatten the chicken, not whack it like crazy or worse… break the thing that you are using to pound the chicken with!
After the chicken is cooked, turn off the heat (remove it from the burner if you have an electric stove), and let it sit in the pan. It’ll suck up the juices and be even more tasty that way.
For the salad, I love adding a bunch of different flavours and textures, while not including too many ingredients that might get loss in the mix when tossed together. The crunchy and filling mild lettuce and refreshing cucumber, juicy sweet cherry tomatoes, and creamy, buttery avocado is perfect in this salad.
So delicious, healthy, and satisfying! It's also gluten-free and paleo. Mmmm…. I could go for another bowl of this salad!
Bowl or plate it and enjoy! This would be great as a side dish, appetizer, or as a light lunch or dinner.