Balsamic Chicken Breast Salad

Looking for a delicious tangy dinner? Then check out this great chicken breast dish served with salad greens or pasta.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 4

2/3
cup olive oil
1/3
cup balsamic vinegar
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 1/2
teaspoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
2
cups grape tomatoes (12 oz), cut into quarters
4
oz mozzarella cheese, cut into bite-size strips (1 cup)
1
shallot, finely chopped (3 tablespoons)
8
cups salad greens

  • 1 In medium bowl, beat oil, vinegar, garlic, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper with whisk until well blended. Reserve 1/2 cup of dressing for salad; set aside.
  • 2 Place chicken in resealable food-storage plastic bag; pour remaining dressing over chicken. Seal bag; turn to coat chicken with marinade. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 3 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In medium bowl, toss tomatoes, cheese, shallot and 2 tablespoons of the reserved dressing; set aside.
  • 4 Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Carefully brush oil on grill rack. Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (165°F). Let stand 5 minutes; cut into 1/2-inch strips.
  • 5 Divide salad greens among 4 plates. Top with tomato mixture and chicken; drizzle with remaining dressing.

Expert Tips

For a heartier meal, serve chicken and tomato salad over cooked pasta instead of salad greens.

Substitute balls or cubes of fresh mozzarella to add a special touch to this main-dish salad.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
(
Calories from Fat
260),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
29%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
660mg
660%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
42g
42%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
140%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 5 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.