Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Hands-on Time
50 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 30 Mins
Yield
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Grilling the chicken and vegetables gives this healthy and hearty salad a smoky, sweet flavor. If you prefer, substitute sliced celery for fennel and pearl barley or wheat berries for farro.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place chicken and 1/4 cup Lemon Vinaigrette in a 1-gal. zip-top plastic freezer bag. Seal and turn to coat. Chill 30 minutes. (Reserve and chill remaining vinaigrette.)

Step 2

Meanwhile, cook farro according to package directions, adding 1 tsp. salt and 2 garlic cloves before bringing to a boil. Drain and rinse; discard garlic, and transfer farro to a large bowl.

Step 3

Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding marinade in bag. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper. Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until done. Transfer to a platter; cover with foil.

Step 4

Toss together onion, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. black pepper. Place vegetables in a large grill basket, and grill, covered with grill lid, 10 to 12 minutes or until vegetables start to char and soften, stirring and turning every 2 minutes. Transfer vegetables to bowl, and cover with foil.

Step 5

Coarsely chop chicken; toss with farro, vegetables, parsley, basil, thyme, and 1/4 cup chilled reserved Lemon Vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper, and serve with remaining vinaigrette.

Ratings & Reviews

janhuff

krb228
April 18, 2016
A new favorite! Blend of flavors is terrific and the smoky grilled vegs are to die for! Served the grilled chicken alongside the salad.

Go to summer salad

anniecooks
April 17, 2016
I love to add Arugala to this to make a salad out of it, all summer long.

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janhuff
March 17, 2015
Since my family really enjoys farro, thought Id give this recipe a try - Thank goodness I did! We enjoyed it tremendously.  My husband thought this would be an excellent tasty dish for our Friday night get togethers.  I will definitely be making and sharing this recipe!  Thank you!!