There's nothing like a Rotisserie Chicken Salad. You get all the benefits of cooking up a whole chicken without actually having to do any of the work!
Case in point: this easy chicken salad recipe! It's so good, I could eat at least some variation of it at least once a week.
Who doesn't love rotisserie chicken anyway?! It's one of the most tempting buys at the grocery store. Between the amazing aroma, the lighting on the bird, and the crispiness of the skin, you know you have to buy it, but what will you do with it? Make this salad of course!
This salad is also easy to make in the outdoors. Check out my step-by-step images on Alite's Outdoor 101 recipe page: Roasted Chicken and Avocado Salad.
Pro tip: warm up the chicken and dressing before serving it over the salad. You'll recapture all those incredible aromas from the rotisserie section of your grocery store! Warmed salads always hit the spot anyway.
Roasted Chicken and Avocado Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
Time: 10 Minutes
1 head butter lettuce leaves, gently torn
1 small head of radicchio leaves, gently torn
1/2 cup packed mint leaves, stemmed
1 small cucumber or 1/2 large cucumber, thinly sliced
1/3 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
4 oz sharp feta or blue cheese, crumbled
3/4 cup honey mustard vinaigrette, divided
2 cups rotisserie chicken, shredded
1 avocado, peeled, thinly sliced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a large mixing bowl, toss salad greens with mint, cucumber, pumpkin seeds, crumbled cheese, and ½ cup honey-mustard vinaigrette. Divide salad between shallow bowls or plates and top with shredded chicken, avocado, and additional salad dressing if desired. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy immediately!