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Chicken, avocado and bacon salad



Chicken, avocado and bacon salad

Yoghurt and tarragon dressing takes this chicken, bacon and avocado salad to another level.



For the yoghurt and tarragon dressing

  • 300ml/10fl oz natural yoghurt
  • ½ lemon, juice only
  • 1 tbsp chopped tarragon leaves
  • 2 small spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the salad

  • 1 cooked chicken, skin removed and meat sliced into pieces
  • 6 rashers smoked streaky bacon
  • 2 Little Gem, leaves separated
  • 50g/1¾oz rocket
  • 2 small avocados, sliced
  • 25g/1oz pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. To make the yoghurt and tarragon dressing, measure all of the ingredients into a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add the cooked chicken to the dressing and coat in the mixture. Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for 2 hours, or overnight.

  2. Cook the bacon under the grill or in a pan until crisp and golden-brown. Set aside on a piece of kitchen paper. Once cold, snip into little pieces.

  3. Arrange two or three lettuce leaves closely together to make a cup shape on a large platter. Top with some rocket leaves. Repeat, so that you have six cups of lettuce arranged in a circle to look like a wreath.

  4. Spoon the chicken salad on top. Arrange the avocado on top of the chicken. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds and bacon pieces. Season with salt and pepper and serve.


Chicken, avocado and bacon salad

Chicken, avocado and bacon salad

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