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Change up your salad routine with this vibrant, fresh and easy grilled chicken garden salad topped with a homemade ranch dressing | aheadofthyme.com

Grilled Chicken Garden Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing


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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 1 salad
  • Category: Salad

Description

Change up your salad routine with this vibrant, fresh and easy grilled chicken garden salad topped with a homemade ranch dressing.


Ingredients

  • 1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 2/3 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing (see required ingredients below)

    For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped finely
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Make the dressing: In a medium bowl, mix together the milk and lemon juice and set aside for about 10 minutes. Add the sour cream and mayonnaise and whisk until smooth. Add the rest of the dressing ingredients and mix until fully combined. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  2. Make the chicken: Season both sides of the chicken breast generously with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until the chicken is fully cooked and is no longer pink inside. Let the chicken cool for about 10 minutes and then cut it into small slices.
  3. Create the salad: In a large bowl, add the spring mix salad greens. In even rows, line up the avocado, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and chicken. Drizzle with the ranch dressing, or serve the dressing on the side.