The paprika delivers the smoky flavor, so you don't miss the char.
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
1 shallot, minced
4 teaspoons sweet or hot smoked Spanish paprika
About 1 tsp. kosher salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 pound boned, skinned chicken breast halves
2 ears corn, husks and silks removed
2 portabella mushrooms, stems trimmed
2 qts. (5 oz.) lightly packed baby spinach
2 green onions, cut into 2-in. slivers
How to Make It
Whisk oil, vinegar, shallot, paprika, 1 tsp. salt, the oregano, and pepper in a medium bowl. Chill 1/2 cup of dressing. Add chicken to remaining dressing, turn to coat, and chill, covered, at least 1 1/2 hours or overnight. Let chicken and reserved dressing stand at room temperature about 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat grill to medium (350° to 450°). Transfer chicken to a plate. Add corn and mushrooms to marinade and brush to coat. Grill vegetables and chicken, turning once, until vegetables are streaked brown and chicken is no longer pink in center, 15 to 20 minutes for corn and 12 to 18 minutes for chicken and mushrooms. Transfer to a board as done.
Cut warm corn kernels from cobs into a large bowl. Cut chicken and mushrooms into strips; then add to bowl, along with spinach, onions, and reserved dressing, and toss to coat. Season with salt if you like.
Thank you Sunset for some new and different chicken recipes. I made this one and the Mango chicken (both from the June 2012 issue of Sunset). Excellent! doubled spices used smoked paprika. The grilled portabella mushrooms tasted like delicious steak. I used twice the number of portabellas the second time I made it. Made it for my pregnant sister and her hubby so we used organic chicken which made it all the tastier. The chicken was moist, tender and delicious. Super yum!