Chicken Salad with Summer Squash and Avocado

Sautéed summer squash and creamy avocados give this simple chicken salad a wonderful flavor.

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  • Servings: 2 to 3

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  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4-5 sprigs Italian parsley, thyme or oregano, tied together
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 whole garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound summer squash such as zucchini or crookneck, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, or to taste
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 medium avocado, diced

How to make this recipe

  1. Poach the Chicken

    Rinse off the chicken breasts. Fill a medium stockpot with water and add the herbs, bay leaf, garlic, salt and peppercorns. Bring the water to a boil and add the chicken breasts.

  2. Poach the Chicken

    Return the water to a boil and then lower heat to medium. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat, cover with a lid and keep the chicken in the hot water for another 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through.

  3. Poach the Chicken

    Remove the chicken from the water and slice into large dice. Set aside.

  4. Make the Salad

    Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and then add the garlic. Cook for 1 minute or until softened. Stir in the squash and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar and season with salt and pepper.

  5. Make the Salad

    Toss the chicken in with the squash. Add the avocado and serve warm or at room temperature.

Contributed By Photo © Todd Porter & Diane Cu Published June 2013

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