Grilled Cranberry-Almond Chicken Salad

Hearty grilled chicken salad – perfect for dinner that’s ready in less than an hour.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 6

Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing*

3/4
cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/3
cup sugar
2
tablespoons cider vinegar
2
teaspoons poppy seed

Salad

6
boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 3/4 lb)
Cooking spray
1/2
teaspoon salt
3
cups bite-size pieces iceberg lettuce
3
cups bite-size pieces romaine lettuce
1/2
cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1/2
cup dried cranberries
6
tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted

  • 1 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. In small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients with wire whisk. Reserve 3/4 cup dressing for the salad.
  • 2 Spray chicken with cooking spray; sprinkle with salt. Cover and grill chicken over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning once and brushing occasionally with remaining dressing, until juice is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°). Discard any remaining dressing used for brushing. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch slices.
  • 3 Divide lettuces among 6 individual serving plates. Top with chicken. Drizzle reserved 3/4 cup dressing over salads. Sprinkle with cheese, cranberries and almonds.

Expert Tips

*1 cup purchased creamy poppy seed dressing or coleslaw dressing can be substituted for the dressing recipe.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
530
(
Calories from Fat
300),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
34g
34%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
580mg
580%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
21g
21%
),
Protein
32g
32%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.