Simple, beautiful, fast. The oil and vinegar in the marinade double as the base for a simple vinaigrette. Tame the bite of fresh red onion slices by soaking them in ice cold water for 10 minutes.
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar, divided
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1/8 teaspoon sugar
2 cups halved strawberries
4 cups baby arugula
1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced
1.5 ounces feta cheese, crumbled (about 1/3 cup)
How to Make It
Combine 2 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons vinegar in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken to bag; seal. Let stand 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done. Cut into slices.
Combine remaining 1 tablespoon oil, remaining 1 tablespoon vinegar, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and sugar in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add strawberries; toss to coat. Add arugula and onion to strawberry mixture; toss gently to combine. Sprinkle feta over salad. Divide salad among 4 plates; top evenly with sliced chicken.
This weekend I used a little bit of the extra break time to go through the summer issues of my Cooking Light magazines and find any recipes that I may have missed during the busy summer months. I found this jewel of a recipe and thought it would be a great way to use the smoked chicken that I made for the holiday celebration.The dressing is extremely simple, but plays such a wonderful role in connecting all the ingredients together. Balsamic and strawberries were meant to be together. The grilled chicken makes this salad into a meal, especially if you only share it three ways.The feta brings a little pop and tang into the dish, making your test buds explode with happiness.I want to make sure that I have this recipes saved into my recipe file so that I can find it again and make a great, quick dinner.
This was good. I especially liked the strawberries which were in season. It would be good without the chicken too. Unfortunately this is too light for my husband to call it a dinner. The orange couscous featured with it was yummy.
This was an amazing, fresh salad bursting with flavor. Easy prep and quick cook time ... I used chicken tenderloins and it speeded up the process even more. Served with the Green Onion Orange Couscous. My husband raved about it ... we will be making this a lot!
Salads are a staple in our house, I'm lucky that my husband likes salads and likes most of CL salad recipes, but this one he even ate the next day (made a fresh batch). He usually doesn't like the same meal for dinner then for lunch the next day. I did flatten out an oversized chicken breast but it still took a little longer to cook through than the recipe called for. Otherwise this is a highly recommended recipe we will make over and over again.