Grilled Honey Dijon Chicken with Strawberry Avocado Salad

Honey-Dijon-ChickenSummertime brings such wonderful fruits and vegetables from our local farmers market. I love the idea of having a garden but let’s face it – gardens and 2-year-old boys just don’t always work. At this stage of my life I am happy to support our local farmers.

I missed posting about the strawberry picking season, but we have a wonderful local farm that has a pick-your-own strawberry patch.   I enjoyed strawberries in smoothies, muffins, breads, desserts, scones, and salads. If you have followed my Facebook page for some time, you will know that I am addicted to the strawberry and avocado pairing. I have always loved avocados, but I discovered the wonderful combination of strawberries and avocados by accident when my friend came over to visit in Texas and she threw together a salad from whatever I had in the refrigerator. If you’ve ever seen the kids’ movie Ratatouille, it is like the scene where the flavors of food combinations come together.

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Moving on. Grilling is NOT my expertise. But I do it when I have to and it turns out ok. My favorite thing to grill is Honey Dijon Chicken. It is perfect on a Strawberry Avocado Salad! As is my favorite salad dressing these days, Newman’s Own Olive Oil and Vinegar … adding the perfect tang to this wonderful salad. Here’s a summer recipe to try on your grill. Word of warning from experience: The honey in this marinade makes the flames jump in your grill. You may need a sprayer or lower heat to keep from getting a blackened chicken.

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Honey Dijon Chicken

2 pounds of chicken (I use chicken breast)

½ cup apple juice

¼ c olive oil

¼ cup of honey

¼ cup Dijon mustard

½ tsp black pepper

¼ tsp salt

4 cloves garlic

 

Mix all ingredients except chicken and put in gallon ziplock bag with chicken and let marinade for at least 4-6 hours. Grill and serve on salad of your choice or with a favorite side. My salad had romaine lettuce, strawberries, avocados, carrots, and green peppers.

 

Enjoy!

 

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