Healthy Lunch: Lemon and Herb Chicken Salad with Avocado & Mushroom

I love Avocado on it’s own but I didn’t realise how much I’d like it in my salad! lol I’m always looking for ways to enjoy my salad without feeling that i’m just eating leaves! So I tried jazzying it up by marinating the chicken in lemon and herb sauce the night before, and it came out oh so delicious. It didn’t require any salt or extra flavouring just lemon, fresh herbs, Salad leaves topped with Low fat salad dressing. So if you’re looking for something tasty, healthy and filling then this recipe is for you! Anyway I hope you like it!
– Chicken breasts x2
– Diced Mushrooms
-Olive Oil
– Lemon x 1/2
– Thyme/Rosemary/Basil/Parsley (or packet of mixed herbs)
– Black Pepper
– Red Bell Pepper
– Tomatoes
-Red Onions
– Low fat salad dressing.
Start by washing your chicken in salt water, drain and pat dry. Once thats done grab a packet of mixed herbs or if your like me extra.. dice your herbs; Parsley, Thyme and basil and sprinkle over the chicken followed by some black pepper, Olive oil and a teaspoon of Shiaoxing rice wine (optional). Mix together well, cover with cling film and leave to marinate overnight. If you don’t have time or forget like I do sometimes just leave to marinate for about 15-30 minutes.. the longer the better, it just helps to get the flavour in.
Once the chicken has been marinated add to a heated gridle pan along with some diced mushrooms and cook for 10 to 15 minutes. This is a healthy way to cook your chicken as it doesn’t require a lot or any  oil. 
Grilled chicken and mushroom set aside for 10 minutes to cool down.
Wash all your veg beforehand, then start by dicing your lettuce, you only need about quarter of this for 1 person or half if it’s for more than 2 people. Grab your Avocado peel and dice into cubes and sprinkle onto lettuce.
Once thats done dice half an onion and sprinkle over the lettuce, this is great for extra flavour.
Add some rocket leaves followed by diced red bell pepper and tomatoes.
Add your grilled chicken & mushroom to the mix and sprinkle some low fat dressing of your choice. Mix well and serve!!
*Ps also great filling for a sandwhich for lunch the next day!
Enjoy!! Xx

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