Grilled Chicken Spinach Salad with Balsamic Dressing

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Avery Grewal Modified: March 23, 2022
Grilled Chicken Spinach Salad with Balsamic Dressing

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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