After my grilled cheese I can say that this is the easiest recipe on the blog! I love a nice salad, especially when there's chicken involved! hahah
Summer is over so salads aren't really in, but for it's always salad season, I just love them sooo much!
I know a lot of people think salads are boring, but they're only boring if you make them boring, I think building a salad is as exciting as building an ice cream cup at a fro-yo place, just put everything you love in a bowl and here's your salad!
I'm not gonna write a page on how to make salad hahah, butttt I will write down everything I put in mine, how I marinate my chicken and what vinaigrette I like using!
Sooooo, the ingredients I put there are the following:
- Chicken breasts
- Balsamic and orange vinaigrette
- Roasted butternut squash
- Romain lettuce
- Swiss chard leaves
- White cabbage
- Cherry tomatoes
- Dried cranberry
So that's a beautiful little list of stuff to create a colourful pretty salad! I like cutting everything finely 'cause it's simpler to eat, but really, you can cut it as you like!
For the roasted squash, I put salt, pepper and paprika and left it 25 minutes in the oven at 350F.
The way I marinated my chicken is exactly the same way I marinated my fried chicken in a previous recipe. I put my chicken to marinate for 3 days, but you can also let the chicken breasts sit in the spices for only 30 minutes. Ideally, more time in the marinade equals more flavour!
Here's the marinade for 3-4 chicken breasts:
10g Cilantro (chopped)
2tbsp Lime juice
2tbsp Soy sauce
1tbsp Sambal oelek
1tbsp Montreal steak spices
1tbsp Chili powder
½tbsp Garlic powder (or 3 garlic cloves)
I cooked my chicken in the air-fryer for 20 minutes, and I put the excess marinade in a pot and let it reduce to make a nice sauce to add over the chicken in the end!
You could also very well cook the chicken in any other way you'd like!
ex: baked, grilled, etc.
As for my vinaigrette, that was pretty simple!
1/2cup Orange juice
1/2cup Olive oil
2tbsp Balsamic vinegar
1tbsp Soy sauce
salt/pepper to taste
All you need to do is put everything together and SHAKEEE!
Well I hope you have fun making a nice salad! Just get creative!