If you follow a Paleo diet, and many chronic illness warriors do, this is right up your alley. It’s got all the good stuff you love and you don’t have to avoid/skip any of the ingredients. It’s so yummy you can feed it to your entire family.
- ⅓ cup honey
- 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
- 2 tablespoons smooth and mild Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- Salt to season
- 4 skinless and boneless chicken thighs or chicken breasts
- ¼ cup diced bacon, trimmed of rind and fat
- 4 cups Romaine lettuce leaves, washed
- 1 cup sliced grape or cherry tomatoes
- 1 large avocado, pitted and sliced
- ¼ cup corn kernels
- ¼ of a red onion, sliced
- Whisk marinade / dressing ingredients together to combine. Pour half the marinade into a shallow dish to marinade the chicken fillets for two hours if time allows. Refrigerate the reserved untouched marinade to use as a dressing.
- Heat a nonstick pan (or grill pan or skillet) over medium heat with about a teaspoon of oil and sear / grill chicken fillets on each side until golden, crispy and cooked through. (Grill in batches to prevent excess water being released.) Once chicken is cooked, set aside and allow to rest.
- Wipe pan over with paper towel; drizzle with another teaspoon of oil and fry the bacon until crispy.
- Slice chicken into strips and prepare salad with leaves, tomatoes, avocado slices, corn, onion strips and chicken.
- Whisk 2 tablespoons of water into the remaining untouched marinade / dressing and drizzle over the salad. Sprinkle the bacon over the top and season with a little extra salt and cracked pepper (optional).
NOTE: This recipe is not perfect for nutrition as far as salads go. It does contain cholesterol, saturated fat, and sugar. However, it’s also got 115% of your protein requirement for the day, as well as 28% of your fiber. It’s got a good amount of vitamins A and C too. I’ve found that with recipes like this, I weigh the bad parts against the good parts and see if the recipe is a good one. In my opinion, this one is a winner. Your mileage may vary.
*** This recipe is originally from Cafe Delites.