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Mediterranean Grilled Chicken & Greens Recipe

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken & Greens Recipe

Any chicken entree that's this easy and yummy is a win-win for me. And it's healthy, too! —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 2 packages (5 ounces each) spring mix salad greens
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup pitted Greek olives, halved
  • 1/4 cup prepared vinaigrette

Directions

  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first five ingredients. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  • 2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°.
  • 3. In a large bowl, combine greens, tomatoes, feta cheese and olives. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss to coat. Slice chicken; serve with salad. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 breast half with 2-1/2 cups salad equals 282 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 717 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 33 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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