Rosemary Chicken Salad w/ Jalapeno Herb Dressing
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Simple lemon and rosemary chicken bursting with flavor which can be added to the salad with Jalapeno Herb Dressing, another dressing of your choice or on its own with sides instead of as a salad.
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner, Mains
Serves: 5
Lemon Rosemary Chicken
  • Chicken Breasts 5 each
  • Avocado or Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 TBSP
  • Zest and Juice of 2 Lemons
  • Fresh Rosemary 1 sprig with leaves removed (discard stem)
  • Sea Salt .25 TSP
  • Black Pepper .25 TSP
Jalapeno Herb Dressing
  • Paleo Mayo (recipe below) .25 cup (60 g)
  • Juice from ½ Lemon
  • Chopped Parsley .75 cup (18 g)
  • Chopped Cilantro/Coriander .75 cup (18 g)
  • Canned/Tinned Jalapenos (Check labels for weird ingredients!) .25 cup (30 g)
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes .25 TSP
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper to Taste
Salad Base
  • Mixed Leaf Lettuce 7.5 cups (500 g)
  • Avocado 2 each
  • Medium Sliced Tomato 4-5 each
  • Small Red Onion Sliced 1 each
Lemon Rosemary Chicken
  1. Mix together all ingredients for the marinade in a small bowl and then pour over chicken in a storage container or large plastic bag to allow the flavors to work their magic. I recommend at least an hour for marinating up to overnight. The longer you go, the stronger the lemon and rosemary will become.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F/190 C and transfer the chicken and marinade to an oven safe baking dish.
  3. Cook for about 15-20 minutes or until chicken is cooked all the way through to 165 F/74 C
  4. Remove from oven and slice for salads or leave whole to go with sides as desired.
Jalapeno Herb Dressing
  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients and pulse until well mixed. If you don't like spicy, reduce the amount of jalapenos (or you can add more if you are a spicy fiend like myself). For a creamier/thicker dressing, you can also add a bit more mayo at a time until desired taste is achieved.
Putting it all together
  1. Build your salads in advance or at the time of the meal by piling the lettuce mix on a plate and topping with the chicken and remaining ingredients. Drizzle your Jalapeno Herb Dressing and enjoy! When I make this as part of my weekly meal prep, I build the salads, but leave the avocado and dressing on the side until it's time to eat so that things don't get soggy and the avocado doesn't oxidize too much in advance.
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