Chicken-Berry Salad

This grilled chicken salad recipe receives a double dose of juicy blackberries. They are combined with several ingredients for the dressing and added prior to serving along with pears and feta cheese.

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Makes:
4 servings
Prep:
30 mins
Marinate:
1 hr to 4 hrs
Grill:
12 mins to 15 mins
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Chicken-Berry Salad

Ingredients
1/2
cup fresh orange juice
1/4
cup fresh lime juice
1/4
cup fresh lemon juice
1
tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1
teaspoon chopped fresh basil
3/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground black pepper
4
medium skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 lb. total)
3
cups fresh blackberries
1/4
cup red wine vinegar
3
tablespoons sugar
1
teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
1/4
teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/2
cup extra virgin olive oil
1
ounce Mediterranean mixed salad greens
2
medium pears, cored and thinly sliced
3/4
cup crumbled feta cheese (3 oz.)

Directions

  1. In small bowl stir together orange, lime, and lemon juices, 1 tablespoon oil, basil, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place chicken in resealable plastic bag set in large bowl. Pour juice mixture over chicken; seal bag. Refrigerate 1 to 4 hours, turning bag occasionally.
  2. For dressing, in blender combine 1 cup of the blackberries, vinegar, sugar, mustard, oregano, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cover and blend until smooth. With blender running, slowly add 1/2 cup oil in a thin steady stream until well combined. Transfer to serving container. Cover and refrigerate until serving time.
  3. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. For charcoal grill, place chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals. Grill for 12 to 15 minutes or until done (170 degrees F.), turning once. (For gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Add chicken to grill rack. Cover and grill as above.)
  4. Slice chicken. Divide greens among 4 serving plates. Top with chicken, pears, and remaining 2 cups berries. Top each with some of the dressing and feta cheese. Pass remaining dressing. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

(Chicken-Berry Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 603 kcal cal.,
  • 35 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat,
  • 4 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 21 g monounsatured fat),
  • 101 mg chol.,
  • 427 mg sodium,
  • 36 g carb.,
  • 9 g fiber,
  • 25 g sugar,
  • 38 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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