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Refreshing Grilled Chicken Salad

“This recipe is light, zippy and flavorful. It's a nice healthy salad that's great for a luncheon with friends.” And with blueberries, walnuts and olive oil, it's nutritionally exceptional, too. Denise Rasmussen - Salina, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 6 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 2 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, honey, oil, salt and pepper. Pour 1/3 cup into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate remaining lime juice mixture for dressing.
  • Drain and discard marinade. Lightly oil the grill rack. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°.
  • In a large bowl, combine the salad greens, watermelon, blueberries and yellow pepper; add reserved dressing and toss to coat. Divide among four serving plates. Slice chicken; serve with salads. Sprinkle each serving with 4 teaspoons walnuts.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 300 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 257mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 4g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit, 1/2 starch.

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  • scrapo
    Jun 20, 2012

    Very Good! Thought the lime may be too much, but it added just the right amount of tang. We subbed the watermelon w/ strawberries. Also added a touch of Parmesan cheese.

  • scrapo
    Jun 19, 2012

    Very Good! Thought the lime may be too much, but it added just the right amount of tang. We subbed the watermelon w/ strawberries. Also added a touch of Parmesan cheese.

  • Travlnman02
    May 14, 2012

    Personally I don't care for blueberies but I do like and did substitute Boysenberries. I put the watermellon in a seperate dish for a dessert. I also added some cubed fresh pineapple and some Asparagus I had cooked earlier and cut into 1 inch pieces. I also made some homemade garlic-cheese croutons from whle wjheat bread that I cooked in a skillet in a small amount of butter to coat. It made an excellent dinner.

  • lisasobeck
    Aug 17, 2011

    Chicken was wonderful, but we did not care for the taste of the watermelon in this salad, would make again with the blueberries and omit watermelon.

  • kendramorgan
    Jun 19, 2010

    What a wonderful, refreshing tasty salad!!