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Chicken Salad with Za'atar
and creamy tahini dressing

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
A Middle Eastern spice mix called Za'atar gives the chicken in this dinner salad a quick infusion of flavor and crunch.
Smarts: Find Za'atar in the grocery store's spice aisle or make it yourself (there are many easy recipes online).
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Creamy Tahini Dressing:
  • Garlic - 1 clove
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Water - 2 Tbsp
  • Oil, olive - 2 Tbsp
  • Tahini - 2 Tbsp (sub almond butter)
  • Honey - 2 tsp
Chicken Salad with Za'atar:
  • Cucumbers - 8 oz , chopped
  • Tomatoes, medium - 1 , chopped
  • Parsley - 1 Tbsp , chopped
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb
  • Avocados - 1 , cubed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Za'atar - 1 Tbsp (sub equal parts chili powder and paprika)
  • Salad greens - 5 oz
  • Walnut halves - 2 oz

Prep

  1. Make creamy tahini dressing - Peel and chop garlic. Combine garlic, lemon juice, water, olive oil, tahini and honey. Whisk until smooth. (For an even creamier dressing, blend with an immersion blender.) (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Cucumbers / Tomatoes / Parsley - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  3. Chicken - Slice against the grain into strips (i.e., look for the grain of the meat and slice perpendicular to it). Tenderize with a fork and season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
  4. Avocados - Cube avocados.

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Make

  1. Heat a skillet or saute pan over medium heat. Add cooking oil. When oil begins to shimmer add chicken and za’atar. Saute until chicken is cooked through, ~5 to 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. To assemble salads, top greens with chicken, cucumbers, tomatoes, avocados, walnuts and parsley. Toss with tahini dressing and enjoy!

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