Grilled Chicken and Lemon Salad

"When it's in season, I sometimes substitute thin, blanched, fresh asparagus for the sugar snap peas. Freshly squeezed lemon juice is essential to the flavor of this salad." -Michael Ruggeberg, Aspen, CO

Yield: 4 servings
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 259
  • Calories from fat: 25%
  • Fat: 7.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 40.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.3g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 99mg
  • Iron: 1.5mg
  • Sodium: 332mg
  • Calcium: 35mg

Ingredients

  • Chicken:
  • 3/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • Cooking spray
  • Salad:
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper strips
  • 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper strips
  • 1/2 cup (1/4-inch-thick) slices zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 lemon wedges (optional)

Preparation

  1. To prepare chicken, combine the first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag, and seal. Marinate in the refrigerator 1 hour, turning occasionally.
  2. Prepare grill.
  3. Remove chicken from bag; discard marinade. Place chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until done. Cool completely; cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices.
  4. To prepare salad, cook peas in boiling water 30 seconds. Drain, and rinse with cold water. Drain. Combine peas and next 7 ingredients (through black pepper) in a large bowl; add chicken, tossing to combine. Place 1 3/4 cups chicken salad on each of 4 plates. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.
Note:

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