Correct me if I’m wrong but it’s still summer, right? So it was completely insane to me to find us under a frost advisory. Sunday afternoon we grabbed as many tomatoes as we could as the plants were too tall for us to cover. The only other veg we really had to worry about were the peppers. So we got those covered. Turns out the temperature stayed just high enough but we have two more evenings this week that may get close to frost. I had to dig out my winter hat to walk the dogs!
For Saturday I wanted to do a light healthy meal with chicken and avocado. I was put in the mood for this last week when we had some gorgeous weather. Saturday rolls round and it’s raw and cold. I would not be dissuaded! I put on more layers and got on with it. :)
This is super simple with layered flavours and it’s quick to put together. The longest bit was the side of roasted potatoes.
Cook up 5-6 rashers of streaky bacon.
Set aside the cooked bacon on paper towels and pour out most of the bacon fat and save for other dishes. You only need a tablespoon or two. Thinly slice a chicken breast and start browning it in the bacon fat. Add a couple of chopped garlic cloves and a couple of mushrooms.
As the chicken cooked I made the dressing. This was a bit of an experiment as I had an idea of what flavour I wanted as well as consistency. But wasn’t sure how to get there. I started with a base of mayo.
In hindsight I should have started with half the mayo I actually used. I added sriracha sauce, lime juice and cilantro. The important thing is not to have the aftertaste of mayo.
To serve I layered lettuce leaves with the chicken, mushrooms, and chopped bacon.
Add sliced avocado and fresh tomatoes. Drizzle the dressing over and serve.
Now the idea was to make these as wraps but I served it this way because there was a lot of food. Kudos for my family for being game and making them into wraps. The thing I loved about this dish was it was filling but not heavy. I hate feeling stuffed but also dislike being hungry a short time after so this was perfect. And we had just enough room for popcorn and watching “Young Frankenstein” with the kids.