Chicken breast with avocado salad

Chicken breast with avocado salad

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(23 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 1
A satisfying solo salad that's superhealthy - great for a busy worknight supper

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal344
  • fat20g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre3g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.23g
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  • 1 skinless chicken breast
  • 2 tsp olive oil (1 for the salad)
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 heaped tsp smoked paprika

For the salad

  • ½ small avocado, diced



    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • half small red onion, thinly sliced


  1. Heat grill to medium. Rub the chicken all over with 1 tsp of the olive oil and the paprika. Cook for 4-5 mins each side until lightly charred and cooked through.

  2. Mix the salad ingredients together, season and add the rest of the oil. thickly slice the chicken and serve with salad.

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Comments (25)

Emma Quy's picture

Easy and delicious. Great midweek recipe, also tastes really nice with turkey steaks.

Squidge180's picture

Simple, tasty and most of the ingredients Already in the fridge and cupboard. Four stars. Thanks

nandavies's picture

Want to rate this 5 stars.

nandavies's picture

First time I've tried avocados but really liked them. Super tasty salad. We had it with pork chops tonight but almost any meat or fish would be great. Will make again

stevemaskery's picture

Yup good one.
I used spring onion because I didn't have red, and coriander instead of parsley (er, by accident...)
I served it with giant cous-cous and asparagus.
For a salad dressing I shake extra-virgin olive oil, lemon balsamic vinegar (2:1), a pinch of sugar and an even smaller pinch of mustard powder.
Definitely a keeper.

donnab1981's picture

So simple but absolutely delicious. Only change I made was to use coriander instead of parsley.

hedgehog57's picture

Love this recipe! The salad does go well with steak too. But as a quick healthy and tasty meal its outstanding,

princessTC48's picture

This was really easy to make and it's also healthy and tasty. I love avocado and tomatoes but I added spring onions as I didn't have any red onion and I also added some spinach leaves to it and a bit of cucumber then used lime juice as the dressing. Very nice and I will make it again definitely.

rosievimes's picture

I wouldn't say this dish is anything special, a simple salad to throw together if you're in a rush, but I won't be rushing to make this again.

iveta17's picture

It was very easy and simple! We loved it! I served it with garlic bread! Definitely a keeper!

thind97's picture

Absolutely loved it! Really simple and very tasty.

vintageabbie's picture

I doubled this so I would have some for lunch the next day, and for me there was too much onion, and it overpowered the rest of the flavours. I would use the half onion for the doubled portion, and a quarter for single. Also, the cooking time alotted isn't enough - I grilled the chicken then had to bake it for a further 5 minutes for it to be cooked through.

deehoops's picture

Made this tonight but altered it slightly by adding bacon lardons, used a whole avocado, added two big handfuls of fresh spinach, used the juice from half a lime instead of red wine vinegar, used sunflower oil instead of olive oil (less strong) and omitted the onion, parsley and tomato. Come to think of it...I didn't really make this at all!! Rather I was inspired by it :)

Either way it was delicious, really filling and no carbs! I docked a star because I think my own version sounds nicer :-D

cwest-'s picture

Even without the salad, after making this recipe once I now cook chicken in paprika all the time. It makes boring plain chicken breasts into something really delicious without having to buy any extra ingredients and takes no time at all. Really recommend it for students like me.

lyoung29's picture

Super salad although I discovered I don't like avocado, but my boyfriend does! Doubled ingredients for the two of us and served with home-made spicy potato wedges. Alone, this recipe isn't enough as a main course.

redjovie's picture

Great recipe, am a newbie cook and the chicken was a bit dry, hope to better next time. Very tasty and delicious meal.

lizleicester's picture

Really simple, delicious salad which would go with anything (probably not chicken breast next time).

anamarie15's picture

Will be making this salad many times. I love avocados.......
Great side dish with steak or chicken.
Also liked the idea of adding beetroot.

mspupsix's picture

my chubby hubby said that this is the best salad he had ever tried

hedgehog57's picture

the salad has become a favourite, also great with steak and fries.


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Lucyrose39's picture

Yummy and surprisingly filling! 1/2 red onion is perhaps a bit too much though.