Grilled Chicken Garden Salad

Asparagus in abundance? Here’s a deliciously different way to use it.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 5 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
lb fresh asparagus spears
2
tablespoons olive or canola oil
2
teaspoons finely chopped garlic
1 1/2
teaspoons dried rosemary leaves
1
teaspoon seasoned salt
6
boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 to 5 oz each)
1
bag (5 oz) ready-to-eat spring mix salad greens
1
pint (2 cups) grape tomatoes, cut in half
1
cup thinly sliced red onion
1/2
cup refrigerated reduced-fat honey Dijon dressing
  • 1 Snap or cut off tough ends of asparagus spears; place spears in shallow glass dish. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon of the oil; turn to coat. Cover; refrigerate until grilling time.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix remaining oil, the garlic, rosemary and seasoned salt. Rub both sides of each chicken breast with oil mixture; place in another shallow dish. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes to marinate.
  • 3 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook chicken 15 to 20 minutes, turning once or twice and adding asparagus after 7 minutes, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Cook asparagus 6 to 8 minutes, turning frequently, until crisp-tender.
  • 4 Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces. In large bowl, toss asparagus, salad greens, tomatoes and onion. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Cut chicken into strips; serve over salad.

Expert Tips

Any low-fat dressing, such as light ranch or red wine vinaigrette, can be used on this salad.

To trim fresh asparagus, snap off the tough ends where they break naturally.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
500mg
500%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.