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Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette Recipe

Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette Recipe

A scrumptious combo of spring colors, textures and fresh flavors come together in this easy main-dish salad. “Enjoy this with some crusty bread and a frosty glass of minted lemonade.” Susan Gauthier - Falmouth, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup blueberry preserves
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • SALADS:
  • 1 package (10 ounces) ready-to-serve salad greens
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 snack-size cup (4 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the oil, garlic, salt and pepper; add the chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 2. In a small bowl, whisk vinaigrette ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • 3. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. When cool enough to handle, cut chicken into slices.
  • 4. Divide salad greens among four serving plates. Top each with chicken, blueberries and oranges. Whisk vinaigrette and drizzle over salads; sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 430 calories, 24g fat (7g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (28g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein.

Reviews for Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette

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daniellem02 User ID: 7255396 119485
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"This is our go-to summer salad! I use fresh nectarine slices, but you could really use any berry/stone fruit combo. Definitely a keeper!"

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ArianeDawn User ID: 4428953 191379
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2014

"This was so good!!! Looking forward to blueberries being in season again to make this! Even such a simple marinade for the chicken was so delicious!"

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sulynn051467 User ID: 4338984 119483
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"Delicious! Very very tasty already request for again and again!"

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joniotto User ID: 1827180 146995
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"Delicious main dish salad that's perfect for warm, summer days. I've made this twice - once with the blueberries and oranges, and once with blueberries and strawberries in place of the oranges. Both were delicious and I've found that I have to double the recipe because my family enjoys it so much! Thanks for the great recipe!"

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momofpsj User ID: 2099317 173038
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"This was a hit with my husband and 3 kids. A definite keeper! The only change I made was making my own blueberry sauce from hand-picked blueberries instead of using blueberry preserves. YUMMY!"

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sfruechte User ID: 2165202 129174
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2010

"My husband and I both loved this salad! His comment was "I could eat this once a week!"."

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maryanderson1245 User ID: 4051412 121388
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2010

"This is the best salad I have ever made. I might switch the canned mandarin for fresh necatrines but other than it is fantastic!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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