Grilled Chicken and Grape Spring Salad with Goat Cheese and Honey-Balsamic Dressing Recipe

Grilled Chicken and Grape Spring Salad with Goat Cheese and Honey-Balsamic Dressing Recipe

How To Make Grilled Chicken and Grape Spring Salad with Goat Cheese and Honey-Balsamic Dressing

Toss this wonderful spring salad that comes with spinach, grapes, onions, and toasted pecans in a tangy honey mustard balsamic dressing.

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

Serves:

Ingredients

For Salad:

  • ¾lbchicken breasts,boneless, skinless
  • ½tspdried rosemary,crushed
  • ¼tspdried thyme
  • 2tspolive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 5ozbaby spring lettuce blend,(1 pkg)
  • cupsred grapes,sliced into halves
  • ½cuppecans,roughly chopped and toasted
  • cupred onion,(⅓ small), sliced into thin strips and run under cool water to remove harsh bite
  • 2ozgoat cheese,crumbled

For Dressing:

  • cupolive oil
  • tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • 1tbsphoney
  • tspDijon mustard
  • 1smallgarlic,clove, minced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat a gas grill over medium-high heat.

  2. Pound thicker parts of chicken with a meat mallet to even thickness. Brush chicken lightly with olive oil, sprinkle evenly with rosemary and thyme, and season with salt and pepper.

  3. Grill until chicken has cooked through (with an internal temperature of 165 degrees F), rotating once halfway through cooking.

  4. Transfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes, then cut into strips.

  5. Add all remaining salad ingredients to a salad bowl. Pour over the dressing, lightly toss and serve, or alternately plate salad, then drizzle individual servings with dressing.

Dressing:

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste (about ¼ tsp salt ⅛ tsp pepper).

  2. Blend for about 20 seconds until emulsified. Pour into a container and chill. Whisk before serving.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 554.32kcal
  • Fat: 42.61g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 25.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.90g
  • Carbohydrates: 22.76g
  • Fiber: 2.98g
  • Sugar: 16.03g
  • Protein: 23.12g
  • Cholesterol: 60.95mg
  • Sodium: 611.37mg
  • Calcium: 81.90mg
  • Potassium: 511.42mg
  • Iron: 2.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 123.00µg
  • Vitamin C: 5.80mg
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