Thursday, August 23, 2012

Grilled Honey-Orange Chicken Salad

Grilled Honey and Orange Chicken Salad
Here's a tasty salad that comes together quite quickly!  The original recipe called for whole chicken breasts to be marinaded for 6-8 hours.  Well, coming home from work I did not have time for that unless, of course, we wanted to eat at midnight so instead I cut them into strips and only marinaded for about an hour.  The results were great!  Chicken was nice and moist and really absorbed the flavor.

Recipe Source:  adapted from BH&G Low Calorie meals


The red pepper was from our garden and with a few other ingredients, dinner was served!



Grilled Honey-Orange Chicken Salad Serves: 4 Calories: 320 Prep Time to Table: 10 minutes plus marinade time
Recipe : adapted from BH&G

Ingredients:
 -14 oz. chicken strips
-4 cups salad greens
-1/2 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
 -1/2 cup mandarin orange slices, drained well
-candied pecans

Marinade:
-1 tsp. orange zest
-1/3 cup orange juice
-1 clove garlic minced
-2 Tbsp honey
-1 t thyme crushed

Dressing:
-2 Tbsp olive oil -
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
-2 Tbsp orange juice
-1 1/2 tsp. shallots, minced
-Salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation: Combine ingredients for the marinade and pour over chicken in a resealable plastic bag. Allow chicken to marinate for an hour in the fridge, turning bag occasionally. Drain chicken and cook on grill until done. Mix together the ingredients for the dressing in a screw top jar and shake well (or whisk together in a bowl). Divide greens among 4 plates (or 2 for larger portions) and top with red peppers, oranges, chicken and pecans. Drizzle dressing over all.

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16 comments:

  1. Very nice. How about linking it in to Food on Friday: Marinades and Rubs?

    Cheers

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  2. Your salad looks so delicious and healthy. Perfect for those nights when it's too hot to cook.

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  3. Deb, this salad looks amazing! I love it!

    Have a great weekend!

    Julie

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  4. thanks for linking this in, Deb. Have a great week.

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  5. That looks so refreshing and your photography is amazing! Makes me want to poke a fork at the monitor. I love the print feature.
    I'll be following you and post you on my Rita's Recipes sidebar.

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  6. Salad looks delicious! I'm making a concerted effort to eat healthier and this would be a great meal. Healthy anfd flavorful! I also love your print feature.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Glad you like that feature! Deb

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  7. What beautiful colors! Healthy summer dish. Stopping by from Church Supper. Kathy Penny @ Pinner Takes All

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  8. What a light, refreshing supper perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  9. Looks delicious and it's so pleasing to the eye, too!

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  10. I love beautiful salads! This looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

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  11. Hi Deb,
    I just love the combination of flavor for your Chicken Salad. Hope you are having a fabulous holiday week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. oh wow, this looks SO yummy! I love salad! Just wanted to let you know you are being featured at this weeks Tasteful Tuesday party! This link will go live at 8:30 tonight!
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/09/somewhat-healthy-ice-cream-sandwich-and.html

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  13. colorful, healthy and I am sure delish! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party. Sorry I'm a bit slow getting here xo

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  14. oh so yummy!!! Looks like a perfect salad for a hot summer day. Thanks for sharing on foodie friday

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  15. What a great combo of flavors!! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight!! www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com

    Thanks, Nichi

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