Chicken breast with avocado salad

Chicken breast with avocado salad

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(37 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

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    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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RosieVimes's picture
19th Mar, 2014
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
16th Apr, 2013
It was very easy and simple! We loved it! I served it with garlic bread! Definitely a keeper!
13th Mar, 2013
Absolutely loved it! Really simple and very tasty.
vintageabbie's picture
30th Jan, 2013
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.
7th Jan, 2013
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
13th Oct, 2012
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.
11th Aug, 2012
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.
14th Jun, 2012
Great recipe, am a newbie cook and the chicken was a bit dry, hope to better next time. Very tasty and delicious meal.
24th Apr, 2012
Really simple, delicious salad which would go with anything (probably not chicken breast next time).
15th Apr, 2012
Will be making this salad many times. I love avocados....... Great side dish with steak or chicken. Also liked the idea of adding beetroot.


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