Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Summertime Inspired Tyson Chicken Avocado Salad and Lipton Iced Tea #MealsTogether
This is the time of year that I really start looking forward to summer. I have had enough of the cold and rain, and want to start having some warm weather meals out on the deck.
We have had some sunshine here in the Pacific Northwest recently, and it inspired me to make one of my favorite summer inspired meals, a delicious salad and a glass of iced tea.
I love making this fabulous chicken and avocado salad. Everyone loves it, and there is always requests for seconds. I always use breaded chicken in this salad, and I made a trip to Walmart to buy my very favorite brand of chicken, which is Tyson chicken. Tyson comes in so many different kinds of chicken, and tastes so great that I use it for my cooking all the time.
Walmart and Tyson Chicken frequently have demos nationwide, and are available in most local stores. I was hoping to attend a demo for Tyson Crispy Breast Fillets, but it wasn't happening this week. Demos are always a great way to taste new products and get some tasty recipe ideas.
The avocados in this salad always reminds me of growing up in Southern California, where my family ate avocados all the time. They really are a delicious addition to this salad. My recipe calls for one avocado, but if you really love them, you can add more. You can also add a little more chicken if you like, too. Whatever you want to add more of, this recipe adapts well to it.
I love Tyson Chicken, because there are so many ways to use it in salads, whether you use breaded or regular chicken. I like to make the dressing first for this salad so that the flavors have a chance to blend while I am cutting up my salad ingredients.
What is a delicious summer inspired meal without iced tea?? My family has been drinking Lipton Tea for generations, and a pitcher of it is always in the refrigerator during the summer months.
I was so excited to find this new tea, specially made for brewing iced tea. It's really delicious, and I already know I have to go back and pick up some more for the summer months ahead. I love my iced tea with a little bit of lemon.
I think a summer inspired salad just calls out for a glass of iced tea to go with it. My Tyson chicken avocado salad paired perfectly together with this delicious Lipton iced tea. The flavor of the tea and the flavors in the salad complimented each other very well.
I can't wait for warm weather so that I can make other kinds of salads too, and enjoy eating them outside with my family. This is one of the reasons I enjoy the summer months so much.
This salad was perfect for my daughter and I for lunch. The recipe serves two. But you can easily double it to make more, and add a delicious crusty French bread and have it for dinner. It really is one of my all time favorite salads, and I eat a lot of salads.
I didn't find the Tyson Crispy Breast Fillets that I had come shopping for to make my salad, but I did find these great tasting Southern Breast Tenderloins. They worked perfectly, and really gave the recipe some wonderful flavor.
There is such a big variety of quality Tyson Chicken products, you are sure to find them a great addition to your cooking.
Recipe for Tyson Chicken Avocado Salad
3 large pieces Tyson breaded chicken, cooked and at room temperature
1 bag of lettuce, your choice
1 ripe avocado cut into small chunks
1 large tomato, cut up
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup mayonnaise
salt and pepper to taste.
Toss all salad ingredients in a large bowl, set aside. To make the dressing, whisk all ingredients together, and toss well with salad. Serve immediately. Serves 2.
If you would like to see my shopping trip to Walmart for Tyson Chicken and Lipton Iced Tea, check out my Google+ Album.
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