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Balsamic Chicken Breast Salad

balsamic chicken breast salad Entree
Balsamic Chicken Breast Salad
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 4

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

Updated August 17, 2010

Ingredients

  • 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

Steps

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
Calories from Fat
260
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
44%
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
105mg
34%
Sodium
660mg
28%
Potassium
870mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
9g
Protein
42g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
140%
140%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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