1. marinate chicken
  2. roast butternut squash
  3. cook peas
  4. make salad dressing
  5. grill chicken
  6. prepare rest of salad
Chicken butternut squash salad
I love when a salad fills me up and is a full meal. There is so much flavor in this one dish and it is so filling, you will feel light and satisfied and because of the butternut squash you wont be hungry until the morning!
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  1. In a baking dish or bowl mix the chicken with the wine, turmeric, garlic powder and 2 teaspoons of salt. Marinate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and add the butternut squash and ¼ cup of olive oil and place in oven for 45 minutes.
  3. Prepare a small pot on the stove top with water and bring to a rapid boil. Add the peas for 2 minutes and drain and place in salad bowl.
  4. Prepare a grill pan on high heat. Add the chicken (in batches if have to) and grill for 2 minutes per side.
  5. While chicken is grilling make the tahini dressing; in a jar add tahini paste, ⅓ cup white wine vinegar, ¼ cup water, ¼ cup olive oil, ¼ cup fresh basil and 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix well.
  6. In a large bowl add the lettuce, peas, butternut squash, tomatoes and tahini dressing. Add chicken on top and finish everything off with a big squeezed lemons. Serve warm or room temperature.
Notes & Tips:

Marinating chicken overnight prevents it from tasting dry, even if reheated! It's an amazing trick and if you think of it the night or a few days or even hours before it does make a gigantic difference and only takes a few minutes to do! Have I convinced you yet?

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Leftover tips for tomorrow’s lunch:

Salad tip:
Only dress what you think you will eat! You can always have more, but according to a statistic I just made up only 1 out of every 3000  people like soggy salad.
If you want an alternative option: thinly slice the chicken and butternut squash, add (and any leftover salad except the lettuce) to a pita. Add tehini and place in container. Eat room temperature

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