Grilled Chicken and Pear Salad Recipe

Grilled Chicken and Pear Salad Recipe

How To Make Grilled Chicken and Pear Salad

Crunchy and fresh pears, smoky grilled chicken, and crisp lettuce are tossed in a creamy poppy seed dressing to yield a tasteful pear salad dish!

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Total: 17 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 8cupsromaine lettuce,chopped
  • 6bacon strips,cooked until crispy, chopped
  • ½cupwalnuts
  • 3tbspgranulated sugar
  • 3chicken breasts,boneless skinless
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • ½cupblue cheese,or feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2pears,sliced
  • ½red onion,sliced

For Poppy Seed Dressing:

  • ¾cupreduced fat mayo
  • ¼cupmilk
  • ¼cupsugar
  • ¼cupapple cider vinegar
  • 2tbsppoppy seeds
  • ½tspdry ground mustard
  • tspsalt

Instructions

Poppy Seed Dressing:

  1. Whisk together all dressing ingredients until smooth. Cover and chill until ready to use.

Chicken:

  1. Season the chicken with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Grill over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes on each side until cooked through and lightly browned on the outside.

  2. Preheat a pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the walnuts for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the sugar and continue to stir until sugar is dissolved and walnuts are coated.

  3. Transfer to a plate and allow to cool. Crush slightly and set aside.

To Assemble:

  1. Arrange the salads with the lettuce on the bottom, then top with chicken, pears, onions, bacon, and cheese.

  2. Serve with poppy seed dressing, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 971.54kcal
  • Fat: 70.76g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.99g
  • Trans Fat: 0.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 22.83g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 27.32g
  • Carbohydrates: 45.33g
  • Fiber: 6.50g
  • Sugar: 34.24g
  • Protein: 39.67g
  • Cholesterol: 143.30mg
  • Sodium: 1154.62mg
  • Calcium: 238.95mg
  • Potassium: 875.77mg
  • Iron: 3.01mg
  • Vitamin A: 487.72µg
  • Vitamin C: 9.00mg
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