Grilled Chicken, Peach and Avocado Salad

Let’s all be honest and admit, that at times it’s sometimes better to stay in with your pet, than it is to go out.

I’m not sure about yours, but Stella (my cat!) doesn’t judge me if I want to sit on the couch and watch really bad reality TV and eat dinner in my pajamas. Obviously she loves me for who I am!

Grilled Chicken, Peach and Avocado Salad

Today I’m pumped to be sharing another recipe I create in partnership with Rachael Ray Nutrish! It’s featured in the June issue of Better Homes and Gardens (page 66) and it’s absolutely one that cannot be missed this time of year. Grilled Chicken, Peach and Avocado Salad.

Grilled Chicken, Peach and Avocado Salad Prep

Peaches. Avocado. Grilled Chicken. I mean, what’s not to love. It’s a plate full of happiness and it’s exactly what I want to eat when I’m hanging at home with Stella watching reruns on Bravo TV!

Grilled Chicken, Peach and Avocado Salad

Grilled Chicken, Peach and Avocado Salad


    For the chicken marinade:
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • For the salad:
  • 2 heads butter lettuce, washed, torn
  • 2 peaches, pit removed and sliced
  • 2 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 ripe avocado, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • For the dressing:
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped


  1. Mix the marinade ingredients together and add the chicken, turning to coat it on both sides. Marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat a cast-iron skillet on high, and add 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Place marinated chicken in the skillet. Cook, turning once, about 10 minutes total. Remove from heat.
  3. Arrange lettuce in a large serving bowl, and top with the peaches, cucumbers, avocados, red onion and cherry tomatoes.
  4. Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. To serve, slice the chicken against the grain and place on top of the salad. Toss with the dressing and season with salt and pepper as needed.

Photo credit to Matt Armendariz – the best food photographer on the entire planet. 🙂

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  1. I can’t wait for summer and all the glorious fruit. Never thought of peaches in a salad – what a great addition!

  2. Made it on Sunday, but forgot the red onion (despite buying some that very day) and the cucumber. Love the marinade, it was SO good. There was leftover chicken which made great sandwiches the next day with more peach and some freshly made dressing. I used my fave raspberry infused balsamic in the dressing (peach + raspberry = heaven!)

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