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Chicken Berry Salad Recipe

Chicken Berry Salad Recipe

We love this salad any time of year, but especially in summer when blueberries and strawberries are in season. —Sheri Abernathy, Lemont, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 cups torn romaine
  • 6 cups torn red leaf lettuce
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, whisk the first six ingredients. Pour 3/4 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 5-8 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Cut into strips.
  • 3. In a large bowl, combine the lettuces, blueberries, strawberries, cheese and walnuts. Add reserved marinade; toss to coat. Top with sliced chicken. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 426 calories, 25 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 290 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 31 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.