With all this beautiful, hot summer weather we’ve been having here in CT, I wanted to make a light meal for us to enjoy. After being inspired by a Pinterest recipe, I decided to make my very own rendition of the salad using a grapefruit, an avocado, and some pan-seared chicken.
-1 grapefruit, peeled
-1 avocado, peeled and sliced
-1 package of thinly sliced chicken
-Salt & pepper
-Crushed red pepper
-Salad (I prefer a Spring Mix)
Using a very sharp knife, carefully cut the skin off the grapefruit.
Peel & cut up 3/4 of the grapefruit into small chunks. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the remaining juice of the grapefruit and whisk in some olive oil. Add salt & pepper to taste.
In a bigger bowl, dress the salad.
Now it’s time to cook the chicken. Wash and dry the chicken thoroughly. In a large pan, let a little olive oil heat up and place the chicken in. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and crushed red. Let cook for about 3-4 minutes per side. These pieces were very small and thin, so it cooks quickly. Adjust the time according to how big & thick your chicken is. Do not overcook.
When the chicken is done, remove from the pan onto a plate. Using a fork and knife, dice up the chicken to your liking.
To serve, place a generous portion of dressed salad at the bottom, creating a bed. Next, sprinkle some diced grapefruit and avocado slices. Finally, top with the chicken.
That’s it! An easy, fun, and delicious meal 🙂 Healthy and light- you can’t go wrong!