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Grilled Chicken and Grape Salad

During warmer months, it’s time to break out the grill! When grilling up chicken, we always grill up a few extra pieces to have on hand for easy and delicious salads. This recipe combines grilled chicken, sweet grapes and apples, onions, goat cheese, and walnuts with an easy homemade vinaigrette for a light but filling salad.

Note: Whether you make your chicken ahead, or right before serving salad, bring your chicken to room temperature before adding to the salad.

Nutrition Tip: Grapes are loaded with polyphenols, like resveratrol, the same heart-healthy plant compounds in wine. If you spot grapes in the store with a powdery white coating, that’s okay! It’s a natural protection against moisture loss, which means the grapes are fresh (simply rinse it off at home.)

Grilled Chicken and Grape Salad

Grilled Chicken and Grape Salad

This recipe combines grilled chicken, sweet grapes and apples, onions, goat cheese and walnuts with an easy homemade vinaigrette for a light but filling salad.

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

Grilled Chicken and Grape Salad

  • 1 (5 oz.) bag salad greens
  • 1 pound sliced grilled chicken breast
  • 1 cup sliced red grapes
  • 1 Sage Fruit® apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 large RealSweet® sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 ounces crumbled goat cheese

Berry Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon strawberry preserves

Instructions

  1. Add salad greens to large serving bowl. Top with chicken, grapes, apples, onion, walnuts and cheese.
  2. Prepare vinaigrette by combining balsamic vinegar, oil and strawberry preserves in glass jar or container. Seal and shake until thoroughly combined. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and shake well again. Drizzle desired amount on salad when serving. Store leftover dressing in refrigerator 3-5 days.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 140mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 32g

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Aggie Goodman

About the Author

Aggie Goodman

Aggie Goodman, of Aggie’s Kitchen, is an active mom of three who’s always thinking about the next meal. Her kitchen is her “happy place” where she can relax and do what she loves to do: feed her family and friends. Aggie loves to cook with simple fresh ingredients, focusing on health, ease, and of course, taste – especially these days as her family grows and life gets busier. When she’s not cooking or on her laptop, she’s most likely running around with her kids, getting in a good workout, finding peace in a book or getting her hands dirty in her garden. Aggie’s Kitchen has been featured as Babble’s Top Mom Food Bloggers and Aggie has worked as a contributor to Babble’s food blog Family Kitchen as well as CBS News’ Health blog.

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