Walnut Chicken Salad with Avocado Dressing

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 large boneless skinless chicken breast halves cubed
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 1 cup grape halves
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion
  • 1 medium green bell pepper de-seeded, de-ribbed and sliced
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 medium very ripe avocados
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Melt the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.
  • Remove from skillet and set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, toss together chicken and next 5 ingredients (spinach through walnuts).
  • In a blender, process remaining ingredients (lemon juice through salt and pepper) until smooth.
  • Pour dressing over salad and serve.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve sliced tomatoes and cucumbers on the side.
NUTRITION: 497 Calories; 40g Fat (66.9% calories from fat); 25g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 6g Dietary Fiber; 34mg Cholesterol; 75mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain (Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fruit; 7 Fat.
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