Grilled Chicken Salad with Raspberry-Tarragon Dressing

Grilled Chicken Salad with Raspberry-Tarragon Dressing Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick


Makes 4 servings
Total time: 1 Hours

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 1 Hours


4 skinned and boned chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb.)
Vegetable cooking spray
1 fennel bulb, cut in half
2 heads Bibb lettuce, torn
1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 cantaloupe, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 cup fresh blackberries
4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup honey-roasted sliced almonds


1. Pour 1/2 cup Raspberry-Tarragon Dressing into a large zip-top plastic freezer bag. Cover and refrigerate remaining dressing.

2. Add chicken to 1/2 cup dressing in bag. Seal and chill 30 minutes to 2 hours. Coat cold cooking grate of grill with cooking spray, and place on grill. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade. Grill chicken and fennel bulb halves, covered with grill lid, 8 to 10 minutes on each side or until chicken is done and fennel is tender. Let chicken stand 5 to 10 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, divide lettuce and next 3 ingredients among 4 plates. Thinly slice chicken and fennel; place on salads. Drizzle with remaining dressing; top with berries, cheese, and almonds. Serve immediately.


Recipe inspired by Diane Sparrow, Osage, Iowa,

Southern Living

August 2011
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