Grilled Chicken and Pear Salad Recipe

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Glenda Lucas Modified: March 24, 2022
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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