- Avocado dressing:
- 1/2 cup diced peeled avocado
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3 tablespoons water
- 3 center-cut bacon slices
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 2 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- 1 cup hickory wood chips
- 1/3 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 4 cups romaine lettuce, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
- 1/3 cup diced peeled avocado
- 2 heirloom tomatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
- 2 hard-cooked large eggs, chilled and quartered lengthwise
- 1.5 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
- calories 333
- fat 21.7 g
- satfat 5.8 g
- monofat 11.1 g
- polyfat 2.8 g
- protein 27.2 g
- carbohydrate 8.9 g
- fiber 4.6 g
- cholesterol 154 mg
- iron 2.9 mg
- sodium 487 mg
- calcium 146 mg
How to Make It
To prepare dressing, combine first 7 ingredients in a mini food processor; process until smooth.
To prepare salad, cook bacon in a nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan; crumble. Add canola oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; sauté 6 minutes on each side or until done. Cool slightly; shred with 2 forks.
Pierce 10 holes on one side of the bottom of a 13 x 9-inch disposable aluminum foil pan. Place holes over element on cooktop; place wood chips over holes inside pan. Place a shallow ovenproof bowl on opposite end of pan. Add chicken and stock to bowl. Heat element under holes to medium-high; let stand 1 minute or until chips begin to smoke. Carefully cover pan with foil. Reduce heat to low; smoke chicken 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain.
Combine spinach, romaine, and basil in a large bowl; toss. Arrange 2 cups spinach mixture on each of 4 plates. Divide bacon, chicken, 1/3 cup avocado, tomatoes, eggs, and cheese evenly among plates. Drizzle about 3 tablespoons dressing over each salad.
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