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Grilled Chicken Salad with Raspberry-Tarragon Dressing

Southern Living AUGUST 2011

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Hands-on: 30 Minutes
  • Total: 1 Hour


  • Raspberry-Tarragon Dressing
  • 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.


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