Balsamic Chicken Breast Salad

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

Minutes

Total Time

1:00

Hr:Mins

Makes

4

servings

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.
Makes 4 servings
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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:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 490
    • (Calories from Fat 260),
  • Total Fat 29g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 105mg;
  • Sodium 660mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 9g),
  • Protein 42g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.