Chicken-Berry Salad

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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.

Cucumber-Corn Salad
Photo: Carson Downing
Prep Time:
30 mins
Marinate Time:
1 hrs
Grill Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 42 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • ½ cup fresh orange juice

  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice

  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh basil

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 medium skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (1-1/4 to 1-1/2 lb. total)

  • 3 cup fresh blackberries

  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar

  • 3 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 ounce Mediterranean mixed salad greens

  • 2 medium pears, cored and thinly sliced

  • ¾ 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 (per serving)

603 Calories
35g Fat
36g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 603
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 427mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 35.4mg 177%
Calcium 191.8mg 15%
Iron 2.7mg 15%
Potassium 838mg 18%
Folate, total 100.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 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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