Avocado Salad with Orange-Wasabi Glazed Chicken


4 grilled skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup red wine
1 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon wasabi paste
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1/4 cup diced red onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 limes, juiced
2 avocados – peeled, pitted and diced
salt and pepper to taste
hot sauce to taste
1 (10 ounce) package mixed salad greens, rinsed and dried


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Slice chicken strips and set aside.

In a large, nonreactive pot, heat sugar and water together over medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until caramelized to a deep amber color. Remove from heat and slowly (and very carefully–use an oven mitt!) add wine. Return to heat and stir until all particles are dissolved. Stirring constantly, add orange juice and wasabi, adjusting the amount to taste.

Brush chicken strips with the glaze, and then place on a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until heated through.

While chicken is warming, toss together the tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, avocados, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Adjust seasonings to taste, and spoon mixture onto the greens. Top with warmed chicken strips and serve.