Grilled Honey-Orange Chicken Salad

Grilled Honey-Orange Chicken Salad
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Marinate Time:
6 hrs
Broil Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 37 mins


  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 3)

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

  • cup orange juice

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon honey

  • 1 ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon orange juice

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ teaspoon finely chopped shallot

  • 4 cup torn baby salad greens

  • 1 medium red sweet pepper, thinly sliced

  • 2 medium oranges, peeled and sectioned

  • Sliced almonds, toasted (optional)


  1. Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. For marinade, combine orange peel, the 1/3 cup orange juice, the 4 cloves garlic, honey, and thyme. Pour over chicken; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 hours, turning bag occasionally.

  2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade. Line a broiler pan with foil. Place chicken on the unheated rack of the broiler pan. Season with half of the salt and half of the black pepper. Broil 5 to 6 inches from heat for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F), turning once halfway through broiling.

  3. Meanwhile, for dressing, in a screw-top jar combine olive oil, vinegar, the 2 tablespoons orange juice, the 2 cloves garlic, shallots, and remaining salt and pepper. Cover and shake well.

  4. Divide greens among four dinner plates. Top with sweet pepper slices. Slice chicken crosswise. Arrange chicken and orange sections over greens. Drizzle with dressing. If desired, sprinkle with almonds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
10g Fat
19g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 432mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 87.4mg 437%
Calcium 70.7mg 5%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 790mg 17%
Folate, total 84.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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