Every delicious salad needs great toppings. If you are looking for a easy, and healthy salad you can enjoy this simple salad with Chicken and Avocado Lime Cilantro Dressing in minutes. This dressing takes minutes to whip up in your blender and thanks to Tyson® Fully Cooked Refrigerated Chicken you can have a lean protein topping your salad in seconds. Yes, seconds!
This Avocado Lime Cilantro Salad topped with Tyson® Fully Cooked Refrigerated Chicken will soon become your favorite go to lunch.
This post has been sponsored by Tyson®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Traveling can fill the soul.
With it being the middle of January already, just enough time has passed since our trip to Miami over the holidays for me to be dreaming of sunny beaches. I really think the sand and sun is a therapy for my soul. It gives me an energy boost mentally and physically.
A little time in a new location does wonders for my creativity and positivity. It also gives me a chance to eat out at so many wonderful restaurants and get some new ideas for recipes to re-create at home.
As you can imagine in Miami they do a great job tossing together fabulous, beautiful and delicious salads.
When you are running around in shorts and a swimsuit all day a salad makes for the perfect lunch.
One salad that I ordered at the restaurant pool was an Arugula salad topped with dried cranberries, grilled chicken and this creamy Avocado Lime Cilantro dressing.
Can you love a salad?
I loved the salad so much that I went back several more times and ordered it again.
When I got home I wanted to recreate that salad, but when you are looking to make a salad at home, you want it to be a quick and easy throw together kind of thing.
And marinating and grilling up chicken breasts, though I love to do, is not a quick and easy kind of thing. BUT, thanks to Tyson® Fully Cooked Grilled Refrigerated Chicken products, you can have delicious grilled chicken in minutes.
Since the Tyson® Fully Cooked Refrigerated Chicken is sold at your local Kroger store, you can grab your organic greens, toppings, avocado, lime and cilantro all in one stop.
A salad is nothing without dressing.
This dressing is so creamy and flavorful, it goes perfect with salad and grilled chicken. I threw the ingredients in my smoothie blender (a full blender works) and after a minute blending, you get a healthy, good for you, great flavor dressing. If you blend and the dressing is too thick for your liking, just add a tablespoon more of water and blend again.
The curious doberman!
Of course Brutus the ever curious Doberman puppy couldn’t help taking a sniff of what I was doing when I was plating up everything. He kept his chin there supervising through the whole photo shoot.
He may have gotten a little Tyson® Fully Cooked Refrigerated Chicken as a reward for his diligence.
Avocado Lime Cilantro Dressing
A creamy good for you ready in minutes dressing.
- 2 cups Arugula
- 1 tbsp dried cranberries
- 4 strips Tyson® Fully Cooked Refrigerated Chicken
- 1 avocado peeled and pitted
- 1 teaspoon garlic minced
- pinch salt
- pinch black pepper
- 2 limes juiced
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
- 2 tbsp water
Cook your Tyson® Fully Cooked Refrigerated Chicken according to the package instructions.
Toss Arugula in a bowl, top with cranberries and Tyson® Fully Cooked Refrigerated Chicken. Drizzle dressing over top.
Put all the ingredients together in your blender and blend until smooth and creamy. If too thick add 1 tablespoon of water at a time blending until comes to the consistency that suits you. Serve immediately or store covered in refrigerator for up to 2 days.