Avocado-Chicken Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Not your ordinary chicken salad—this recipe pops with flavor!

From The Rotisserie Chicken Cookbook by Michelle Ann Anderson

Makes 6-8 servings

What You Need

  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp prepared Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 Tbsp champagne vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground white pepper
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 c diced rotisserie chicken
  • 1 c diced cantaloupe
  • 1 c diced honeydew melon
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1 c seedless red grapes
  • 8 c torn butter lettuce
  • ½ c cashews, coarsely chopped

What You Do

  1. Whisk together the honey, mustard, vinegar, lemon zest, garlic powder, pepper and poppy seeds in a medium non-reactive bowl.
  2. Mix together the chicken, melons, avocado, and grapes into the bowl with the salad dressing. Cover and refrigerate for an hour, or until completely chilled.
  3. Arrange lettuce on a large serving platter, mound with chicken salad. Sprinkle cashews over the top and serve.