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Simple Chopped Salad with Air-Fried Chicken Breast
with salad greens / tomatoes / cheddar

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A simple marinade that can be used on any protein, an air-fryer, fast-cooking chicken tenderloins, bagged salad mix, and store-bought dressing help make this meal come together quickly. Vegetarians: swap chicken for tofu, tempeh or chickpeas. Paleo: swap cheddar for nuts or seeds.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Chopped Salad with Air-Fried Chicken Breast:
  • Oregano, dried - 1 tsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Chicken breast tenderloins, boneless and skinless - 1 lb (sub boneless, skinless chicken breast, sliced)
  • Bagged salad mix - 5 oz (any type)
  • Store-bought dressing - 6 Tbsp (your choice)
  • Tomatoes, cherry or grape - 1 cup
  • Cheese, cheddar - 6 oz, pre-cubed
  • Nuts of choice - 1/2 cup

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Prep

  1. Make marinade - Whisk together oregano, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, and cooking oil. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Chicken - Pour marinade over chicken tenders. Tenderize with a fork and marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 400F / 204C.

  2. Line a sheet pan with some foil and transfer chicken to lined sheet pan. Bake for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

  3. Let chicken cool for ~5 minutes before chopping.

  4. Combine chicken, salad greens, tomatoes, cheese, nuts, and dressing. Enjoy!

Prep

  1. Make marinade - Whisk together oregano, soy sauce, Dijon mustard, and cooking oil. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Chicken - Pour marinade over chicken tenders. Tenderize with a fork and marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 day. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Air-fry chicken for 3 to 4 minutes on each side at 375F / 190C.

  2. Let chicken cool for ~5 minutes before chopping.

  3. Combine chicken, salad greens, tomatoes, cheese, nuts, and dressing. Enjoy!

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1 review

Chicken was very good in the air fryer! Nice light dinner!

By: Alyssa
Posted: Mar 23, 2022
Diet: Original
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