Are you ready to make a chicken salad recipe? Grilled Chicken Salad, is made with a fresh green salad, and mixed with a homemade ginger dressing. There is nothing I love more than great grilled recipes.
I came across a delicious sounding grilled chicken salad recipe. Do you like salads with fruit? This is the ultimate salad and perfect for when you can find fresh strawberries and peaches. Of course, if the fruits are out of season use fruits like blueberries or even dried fruits like cranberries.
Green Salad With Grilled Chicken
The green salad is tossed with freshly grilled chicken and the ginger dressing. Don’t you just love sweet and savory? This was a very easy recipe to make. Today I will share my spin on the recipe and where to find the original.
Hubby is great at grilling steak, tri-tip, and sausages but, claims he can’t grill chicken. What? If you are an expert at grilling chicken already this will be easy for you.
If you need a few tips on grilling chicken, see this post How to grill chicken perfectly ( chicken grilling tips)Then you can make this recipe in no time flat!
Grilled Chicken Salad Recipe
PRO TIP: It is best to prepare your salad and dressing first, then put it in the refrigerator. That way when the grilled chicken is cooked you can just chop to add it in. If you are looking for other easy recipes you might like to see all our 30-Minute Meals. Perfect for busy families.
How To Make Grilled Chicken Salad
Ingredients for Homemade Ginger Dressing
- Fresh ginger (Which will be grated or minced)
- Olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Salt, and pepper.
- Optional crushed garlic
Measure out your ingredients (exact measurements in the printable recipe) and mix it up. Reserve dressing until ready to serve!
Grab all your fresh veggies and fruits, along with your chopping board and knife. Wash, dry and chop it all the salad greens.
Wash and cut up your fruits. Add it into an extra-large mixing bowl and gently toss. Cover with a damp paper towel and saran wrap set into the fridge until later.
Next, grill your chicken the perfect minimum internal temperature for chicken is 165 degrees F*. Try not to overcook your chicken as you don’t want your chicken to end up dry. When completely cooked about 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts (adjust cook time as needed). Let the chicken cool a bit. Just enough to handle while chopping it up.
In a hurry? You can use grilled chicken or rotissarie chicken from the store.
Chop up your chicken and toss it gently into your pre-mixed salad! Serve it on plates. We used the ginger dressing and let the kids use whatever their favorite dressing was. Can you guess what they picked? Sammie’s favorite is Italian dressing or Ranch dressing. I don’t judge. You know how it is with kids. As long as they eat healthy, right?!
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Grilled Chicken Salad With Ginger Dressing
- 1 bag spinach 3 cups
- iceberg lettuce
- 1 red onion
- pkg. strawberries
- 1-2 nectarines or peaches
- 1/2-1 tsp. fresh ginger grated
- 1-2 cloves crushed garlic optional
- salt and pepper to taste to taste
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
- 1 tsp. Garlic Powder or Garlic Salt
For the dressing: Grate fresh ginger into a bowl then add into measuring a cup of pre-measured olive oil and vinegar. Salt and pepper to taste. Set to the side
Wash, dry and chop your greens, fruit, and onion.
Put into a bowl and cover with damp paper towel set into the fridge until needed. Do not add the dressing until serving.
Grill boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts until done. Spice with Garlic, Salt and Pepper. Grill on Medium heat until no pink is showing inside. Cook to internal Temp of 165* http://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/mintemp.html
Serves 3-4. Increase ingredients for larger families. Enjoy the refreshing salad with grilled chicken!
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