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Recipe: Grilled chicken salad with olives and oranges

Recipe: Grilled chicken salad with olives and oranges

Grilled chicken salad with olives and oranges — one of many healthy recipes from Mayo Clinic.

The garlic-rubbed grilled chicken is a perfect complement to the tangy dressing on this salad. If you prefer, grill the chicken in advance, cut into strips and refrigerate up to several days.


Directions

To make the dressing, in a small bowl combine the vinegar, garlic, olive oil, onion, celery and pepper. Stir to mix evenly. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill or broiler. Away from the heat source, lightly coat the grill rack or broiler pan with cooking spray. Position the cooking rack 4 to 6 inches from the heat source.

Rub the chicken breasts with garlic, then discard the cloves. Grill or broil the chicken until browned and just cooked through, about 5 minutes each side. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes before slicing into strips.

Arrange 2 cups lettuce, 4 olives and 1/4 of the sliced oranges onto 4 plates. Top with 1/4 of the chicken strips and drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.


Ingredients

For the dressing

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped celery
  • Cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, each 4 ounces
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 8 cups leaf lettuce, washed and dried
  • 16 large ripe (black) olives
  • 2 navel oranges, peeled and sliced

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Dairy 
Fats
Fruits1/2 
Grains 
Meat
Nuts_Seeds_Drybeans 
Sweets 
Vegetables
Diabetes
Fats
Freefoods 
Fruits1/2 
Meat
Milk 
NonStarchyVegetables
Starches 
Sweets 
HWP
Carbs 
Fats
Protein Dairy
Sweets 
Vegetables 
NutrientAnalysis
Calcium 
Calories250 
Carbohydrate14 g 
Cholesterol65 mg 
Fiber4 g 
Monounsaturatedfat4 g 
Potassium 
Protein29 g 
Saturatedfat1 g 
Servingsize 
Sodium264 mg 
TotalFat7 g 

2010-05-29

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