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Grilled Chicken Salad With Cherries

Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup salad greens, 3 ounces chicken, 1/4 cup chopped cherries, and 2 tablespoons vinaigrette)
Golden-red Rainier cherries look prettiest in this salad, but any fresh sweet cherries will do.

Ingredients

  • Chicken:
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 (4-ounce) skinned, boned chicken breast halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • Vinaigrette:
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Salad:
  • 6 cups gourmet salad greens
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pitted sweet cherries
  • 6 whole cherries (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 217
  • caloriesfromfat 31 %
  • fat 7.5 g
  • satfat 1.5 g
  • monofat 4 g
  • polyfat 1.2 g
  • protein 27.8 g
  • carbohydrate 8.8 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 72 mg
  • iron 1.7 mg
  • sodium 290 mg
  • calcium 41 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare chicken, rub 2 teaspoons oil over chicken. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  2. Prepare grill.

  3. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices.

  4. To prepare vinaigrette, combine water and next 8 ingredients (water through 1/8 teaspoon pepper) in a small bowl; stir with a whisk.

  5. Arrange salad greens on plates, and top with sliced chicken, chopped cherries, and vinaigrette. Garnish with whole cherries, if desired.