Grilled Chicken-Asparagus Salad

Grilled Chicken-Asparagus Salad Recipe
Photo: Jacob Snavely; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller


Fire up the coals for Grilled Chicken-Asparagus Salad. Asparagus and herbs take chicken salad to new heights.


Makes 6 servings
Total time: 45 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 45 Minutes
Total: 45 Minutes


1 1/2 pounds skinned and boned chicken breasts
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
2 pounds asparagus, trimmed
4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup thinly sliced shallots
1/3 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons buttermilk
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 teaspoons chopped fresh dill


1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Brush chicken with 2 Tbsp. oil; sprinkle with 1 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Grill chicken, covered, 5 minutes on each side or until done. Let stand 10 minutes; chop.

2. Toss asparagus with 2 Tbsp. oil, and grill in a grill basket, covered, 1 minute on each side. Cut asparagus into 2-inch pieces. Toss together chicken, asparagus, cheese, shallot, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper in a bowl. Whisk together mayonnaise, next 3 ingredients, 2 Tbsp. oil, and 1/4 tsp. salt; drizzle over chicken mixture. Top with herbs.

Julie Grimes,

Southern Living

May 2014
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