Grilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette Recipe
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup blueberry preserves
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Dash pepper
- 1 package (10 ounces) ready-to-serve salad greens
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup canned mandarin oranges
- 1 cup crumbled goat cheese
- Toss chicken with oil, garlic, salt and pepper; refrigerate, covered, 30 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients; refrigerate, covered, until serving.
- Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat until a thermometer reads 165°, 5-7 minutes per side. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.
- Place greens on a serving plate; top with chicken, blueberries and mandarin oranges. Whisk vinaigrette again; drizzle over salad. Top with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Reviews forGrilled Chicken Salad with Blueberry Vinaigrette
"Very good. I made it with strawberries instead of mandarin oranges and my husband thought it was great."
"Very attractive dish. I was afraid of all the sweet so I cut the preserves and the balsamic in half."
"This salad is great! The vinaigrette was very thick, but a little extra oil took care of it. I may even try a raspberry vinaigrette using the same recipe. It was delicious, and I'll definitely be making it again!"
"Delicious, colorful and unique with the blueberry vinaigrette. Have included this in our rotation of summer salads. Oh, I added thinly sliced red onion which we felt complemented the blend of flavors."
"Another marvelous dinner from S&D! I used purchased fajita-seasoned cooked chicken strips and omitted the cheese. I nearly added pistachios and sliced green onions, but I was afraid they'd clash with the dressing. And after taking a few bites I'm glad I left out the extras. My husband, who's just OK with having salad as a meal (it better not happen often!) and is suspicious of any dressing but Thousand Island, raved about it. Thank you, Susan, for sharing the recipe."
"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!"
"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!"
"Delicious! Very very tasty already request for again and again!"
"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!"
"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!"