Grilled Chicken Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

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Grilled Chicken Salad with Orange Vinaigrette Recipe

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Claire Spollen

This crisp salad base makes a great bed for a variety of proteins--try it with salmon.

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken breast, 2 tablespoons vinaigrette, and 1 1/4 cups salad)


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4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Cooking spray
3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons light sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 head Bibb lettuce, torn
1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup diagonally cut celery
1/3 cup unsalted, dry-roasted cashew halves


1. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Lightly coat chicken with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 8 minutes, turning once. Remove from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Thinly slice chicken across the grain.

2. While chicken cooks, combine remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, orange rind, and next 4 ingredients in a bowl; stir. Reserve 1 tablespoon vinaigrette.

3. Place lettuce and remaining ingredients in a bowl. Add vinaigrette; toss to coat. Divide salad among 4 plates; top with chicken. Drizzle with reserved vinaigrette.

Created date

February 2015

Nutritional Information

Calories 345
Fat 16.8 g
Satfat 3 g
Monofat 7.2 g
Polyfat 4.5 g
Protein 39 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 109 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 457 mg
Calcium 46 mg