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Grilled chicken salad with olives and oranges

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 cups lettuce plus toppings
Calories 237

Amount Per Serving
Monounsaturated fat 5 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Total fat 9 g
Sodium 199 mg
Cholesterol 83 mg
Dietary fiber 3 g
Protein 27 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

The garlic-rubbed grilled chicken is a perfect complement to the tangy dressing on this salad.

Ingredients

(Serves 4)

For the dressing:

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped celery
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste

For the salad:

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, each 4 ounces
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 8 cups leaf lettuce, washed and dried
  • 16 large ripe (black) olives
  • 2 navel oranges, peeled and sliced

Directions

To make the dressing, in a small bowl combine the vinegar, garlic, olive oil, onion, celery and pepper. Stir to mix evenly. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill or broiler. Away from the heat source, lightly coat the grill rack or broiler pan with cooking spray. Position the cooking rack 4 to 6 inches from the heat source. Rub the chicken breasts with garlic, then discard the cloves. Grill or broil the chicken until browned and just cooked through, about 5 minutes each side. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing into strips.

Arrange 2 cups lettuce, 4 olives and 1/4 of the sliced oranges onto 4 plates. Top each plate with 1 chicken breast cut into strips and drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.

Last Updated: April 19th, 2016