Chicken chunks and avocado salad

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Difficulty:Very easy  Time:Quick

INGREDIENTS (x 4 persons):

  • - 1 large head of Iceberg lettuce, in small chops
  • - 2 fillets of organic chicken breasts
  • - ½ red pepper, thinly sliced
  • - 10 cherry tomatoes cut in halves
  • - 1 handful of flat parsley
  • - 2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds
  • - 1/2 freshly-squeezed large lemon juice
  • - 3-4 slices of Italian pancetta slices
  • - 1 small, mature avocado pulp, into small pieces
  • - 1 garlic clove (optional)
  • - extra-virgin olive oil
  • - salt
  • - freshly ground black pepper


  • 1. Preheat the barbecue, or griddle, to high temperature. Grill the chicken breast fillets until golden, then set these aside.
  • 2. Meanwhile combine the lettuce with the peppers, the avocado, the cherry tomatoes with the sunflower seeds and the parsley. After this add the chicken, chopped into small bits.
  • 3. In a separate non-sticky pan, cook the pancetta slices at high heat until crispy. Remove and place them on a kitchen paper foil to absorb the excess oil. Then cut them into small pieces.
  • 4. Dress the salad with salt and pepper, lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil and finish by garnishing with the pancetta crumbles. Enjoy your party!


  • - This dish is a very fresh, quick one for the summers.
  • - You can use a fresh pepper or a grilled and peeled one, according to your taste and the time you have to prepare it.
  • - It is not always easy to find Italian pancetta, or otherwise Italian speck ham, everywhere. In Northern countries, such as UK, bacon is a very good alternative.