BLT Balsamic Chicken Avocado Salad
5 oz Bacon, diced and trimmed of all fat
8 Cups mixed salad lettuce leaves
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 red onion, thinly sliced
1 avocado, sliced
1⁄4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Extra italian seasoning
Salt & pepper, to taste
Balsamic Dressing / Marinade
1⁄3 cup balsamic vinegar
1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp water
2 tsp italian seasoning
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp honey
1⁄4 tsp salt
10 oz boneless chicken thigh fillets
Whisk balsamic dressing / marinade ingredients together until well combined. Pour 2-3 tbsp into a shallow bowl. Add the chicken thighs and coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper; set aside for 10 minutes while the frying bacon.
Fry bacon until crisp in a skillet over medium-high heat. Wipe pan over with paper towel.
Cook chicken fillets until crisp and cooked through (about 7 minutes each side).
Arrange all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Top with the bacon, chicken, avocado and sprinkle with feta, extra Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to your tastes. Drizzle with the remaining dressing, and serve.