Chopped Chicken Salad w/ Granch Dressing
Have you ever wanted to faceplant right into a gorgeous pile of salad? Have you ever heard of Granch? If you answered “no” to both, then today is your lucky day.
Just under 15 minutes
1 Hot tip
All too often, people give up on salad. Plate, lettuce, dressing, fork, eat. Not today, not this salad, not on our watch! This salad will rock your world so hard that you’ll want to dive in, face first, no fork, white knuckle grip on sides of bowl, for a hot mess of a salad eating experience. We start by making our killer granch dressing. Yes, with a “g.” A ripe, green avocado is smashed up with all the flavors of a classic ranch dressing. Then we toss it with a variety of veg and time-saving rotisserie chicken, and you’re done. Faceplant or fork, it’s up to you, we won’t judge.
about ½ cup
2 tablespoons, roughly chopped plus a bit for garnish
2 cloves, roughly chopped
sherry vinegar (or lemon juice...anything sour)
2 thighs (but you can use any part you’d like)
about 2 cups
about 5, just the whites
chilies, marinated peppers, artichokes
whatever you like, tossed in the salad, it’s your salad
Make the granch
Grab your avocado and cut it in half (rotating the avocado around your knife, not your knife around the avocado). Score one half of the avocado and turn out into a large bowl. Reserve the other half for topping the salad. To the bowl, add yogurt, a good drizzle of olive oil, and a big pinch of salt. Now roughly chop the dill and garlic, and add them to the bowl. Next add the honey and vinegar. With the back of a fork, mash up the dressing, like you would a guac.
Build the salad
Take your rotisserie chicken thighs and chunk them up, right into the large bowl. Next, toss in your watercress. Peel your cucumber, slice it up, and add to the bowl. Take your scallions and trim them down so you’re just working with the whites. Give the whites a rough chop and toss them in the bowl. Remove the pit from your avocado (hit it with your knife and then remove it from the knife using a towel so you don’t cut yourself). Score the avocado and turn out into the bowl. Season the salad with salt, pepper, and chili flakes. Toss to combine all the ingredients.
Grab a plate and pile high with salad. Garnish with a bit more dill. Faceplant into salad.
Is my avocado ripe?