Grilled Chicken and Fresh Berry Salad

by Anne Thrasher
(Flagstaff, AZ, USA)

Grilled Chicken and Fresh Berry Salad

Grilled Chicken and Fresh Berry Salad

This recipe is a go to favorite for my husband and friends. My children don't eat salad, so when I make it, they get grilled chicken, fruit and other vegetables. I made this last night for dinner. The funny thing is, though my children wouldn't eat it last night, every single one of them saw the picture on my computer this morning and said, "We want you to make that for dinner." Cute. ;o)

Ingredients
2 medium sized boneless skinless chicken breast
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 cup EVOO (may substitute Vegetable Oil)
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 heart romaine, chopped
3 cups fresh spinach
1/4 cup red onion, sliced and quartered
1/2 cup pecans (if desired)
1 med. vine-ripened tomato, diced
6 med. fresh strawberries, sliced
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/4 cup reduced fat feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup of your favorite low or non-fat dressing (fruity vinaigrette recommended)

Directions
Grill Chicken:
Prepare marinade by combining EVOO, apple cider vinegar, and garlic in a medium bowl with lid. Set aside.

Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.

Place breasts in marinade, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, longer if possible.

Grill chicken 4 - 6 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees.

Remove chicken from grill. Chop into bite-sized pieces.

Assemble Salad:

To create red, white and blue presentation, assemble salad in following order: romaine, spinach, red onion, pecans (if desired), tomato, grilled chicken, strawberries, blueberries, and feta cheese.

Top with dressing and toss before serving.

This recipe provides two extra-large "hungry husband" sized servings (or 4 medium sized servings). If serving as side dish, provides 6 - 8 servings.

Chicken salad

Red, White and Blue

Chicken salad

Yummy with bread!


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FAB!
by: Polly

Absolutely awesome!

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Perfect for the 4th!
by: Julie

Colorful! Delicious! Perfect for the 4th of July!

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YUM YUM
by: Tracey

Cant wait to have this for the 4th! Looks absolutely delicious!

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Something to celebrate!
by: DB

Healthy and tasty too! Can't get much better than that!

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great forJuly 4th
by: Anonymous

This salad is fantastic. We substituted honey roasted nuts because that's what we had and it was amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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Super good!
by: Tracy L

Very tasty and it's perfect for the 4th of July!

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Perfect for 4th of July!
by: Liz

Great recipe to make with your kids!

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delish
by: Andrea

Delish! Want to see more recipes like this!

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Berry Yummy
by: Anonymous

Easy, fabulous, and delicious! I will definately make this one often for then entire family.

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Grilled Chicken and Fresh Berry Salad
by: Mary Curley

Perfect dinner for a hot summer day in Florida. Tried it with bleu cheese also tasty.

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Looks delish!
by: Anonymous

Beautiful pics! This dish looks so yummy - the recipe looks like a real good way to get my kids and hubby to eat healthy too! Thanks Anne for sharing! :)

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delicious
by: Marie

this recipe looks beautiful & is so yummy~

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Delish!
by: Meghan

So tasty and easy to follow! I love it!

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Sooooo Good
by: Shawndelia

I love love love this recipe! All the ingredients blend so well together.

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Delish!
by: Caroline

The presentation is beautiful! The colors are perfect for the 4th of July. It's a perfect, light dish for the summer!

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So Good!
by: Brian

This salad is not only delicious but also very healthy.

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Yum
by: Jeepazusa

Looks like a salad I would like

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