Chicken Chopped Salad with Italian Dressing Recipe

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Bella Published: December 29, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Chicken Chopped Salad with Italian Dressing

A bowl of this chopped salad is loaded with fresh flavors of cucumbers and tomatoes, with grilled chicken in zesty Italian dressing.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Dressing:

  • ½cuplight mayonnaise
  • ¼cupolive oil
  • 3tbspwhite vinegar
  • 3tbspwater
  • ¼cupParmesan cheese,finely grated
  • 1tbspfresh lemon juice
  • 1tbspfresh parsley,finely minced
  • 1tbspgranulated sugar
  • tspItalian seasoning
  • 1clovelarge garlic,minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For Salad:

  • lbschicken breasts,boneless skinless
  • 1tbspolive oil,plus more for brushing grill
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1large head romaine lettuce,chopped
  • 1medium cucumber,peeled and chopped
  • 10.5ozgrape,or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1cupcroutons,optional
  • ½cupblack olives,sliced
  • cupred onion,chopped, rinsed under water
  • Parmesan,finely shredded, for serving
  • 4pepperoncini peppers,for serving, optional

Instructions

  1. Add all dressing ingredients to a blender, season with salt and pepper to taste. Blend well. Chill until ready to use.

  2. Preheat a grill over medium-high heat to 425 degrees F. Cover chicken with plastic wrap and pound chicken to an even thickness with the flat side of a meat mallet.

  3. Brush chicken with olive oil, then season both sides with salt and pepper. Brush grill grates lightly with oil, place chicken on the grill and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes per side (center should register 165 degrees F).

  4. Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and rest for 10 minutes, then cut into cubes.

  5. Place all remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl (or plate individually) and toss. Pour dressing over salad, top with desired amount of parmesan.

  6. Add pepper to each serving if desired and serve immediately after adding the dressing.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 703.07kcal
  • Fat: 45.27g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.52g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.27g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.91g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.86g
  • Fiber: 7.45g
  • Sugar: 19.97g
  • Protein: 38.25g
  • Cholesterol: 97.04mg
  • Sodium: 1413.59mg
  • Calcium: 262.64mg
  • Potassium: 1161.10mg
  • Iron: 5.41mg
  • Vitamin A: 921.11µg
  • Vitamin C: 20.06mg
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