Grilled Chicken Spinach Salad with Balsamic Dressing

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Avery Published: January 19, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Grilled Chicken Spinach Salad with Balsamic Dressing

Tossed with bell pepper, tomato, and carrot, this spinach salad is served with lemon-marinated chicken, then drizzled with white balsamic vinaigrette.

Preparation:
Cooking: 10 minutes
Marinate Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 10 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 12ozchicken breasts,boneless skinless
  • 7ozbaby spinach,(1 bag)
  • red onion,few thin slices
  • ½sweet red bell pepper,sliced into strips
  • cupsgrape tomato,sliced in half
  • 1carrot,sliced into ribbons

For Marinade:

  • 2tbsplemon juice,fresh squeezed
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 1tspgarlic,crushed
  • Kosher salt,to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper,to taste

For White Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • ¼cupbasil leaves
  • 3tbspwhite balsamic vinegar
  • 2tbspshallots,chopped
  • 1tbspwater
  • 2tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • pinchsalt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine the marinade ingredients: lemon juice, oregano, garlic puree, salt, and black pepper, and pour over chicken. Let it marinate in the refrigerator a minimum of 2 hours, but preferably 4-6 hours or longer.

  2. Place all the vinaigrette ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.

  3. Preheat an indoor or outdoor grill to medium-high. Make sure the grates are clean and lightly oiled to prevent sticking.

  4. When the grill is hot, lay the chicken on the grill.

  5. Cook the chicken until well-browned on both sides and firm, but not hard to the touch. Transfer to a plate when done.

  6. Divide spinach, onions, carrots, tomatoes, and peppers on 4 plates.

  7. Top with the chicken and drizzle with balsamic dressing over each.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 261.96kcal
  • Fat: 15.12g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.29g
  • Trans Fat: 0.09g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.22g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.57g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.59g
  • Fiber: 3.35g
  • Sugar: 5.69g
  • Protein: 20.51g
  • Cholesterol: 54.43mg
  • Sodium: 626.81mg
  • Calcium: 92.19mg
  • Potassium: 769.57mg
  • Iron: 2.76mg
  • Vitamin A: 435.95µg
  • Vitamin C: 46.67mg
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