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Grilled Chicken-and-Strawberry Salad

Photo: Christopher Baker; Styling: Linda Hirst
Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 13 mins
Steep time 2 hrs, 30 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
Take advantage of summer's bountiful crop of strawberries with this light and refreshing meal of Grilled Chicken-and-Strawberry Salad.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cups spinach
  • Strawberry Vinaigrette
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, halved

How to Make It

  1. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet. Stir in almonds, sugar, and 1 tablespoon water. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until sugar melts and coats almonds. Spoon almonds onto wax paper, and set aside.

  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°) or grill pan over medium-high heat. Brush oil evenly on chicken; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill chicken, turning once, 10 minutes or until cooked through. Cut into strips.

  3. Toss spinach with Strawberry Vinaigrette to taste. Top with chicken strips, straw­berries, and reserved sugared almonds.