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Roast Chicken with Grape and Blue Cheese Salad

Real Simple AUGUST 2007

  • Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes


  • 2 small heads Boston or Bibb lettuce, torn into pieces
  • 4 stalks celery, sliced on the diagonal
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups (about 1/2 pound) green grapes, halved
  • 3 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 3 1/2- to 4-pound rotisserie chicken, meat thickly sliced


In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, celery, onion, grapes, and blue cheese.

In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, vinegar, oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Divide the salad and chicken among individual plates. Serve with the vinaigrette.

Tip: Omit the chicken and this salad becomes a delicious side dish for grilled steak, pork chops, or burgers.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 426
  • Calories from fat: 72%
  • Fat: 34g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 129mg
  • Sodium: 295mg
  • Carbohydrate: 8g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 44g

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