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Maple Citrus Salad with Grilled Chicken
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Maple Citrus Salad with Grilled Chicken

My Maple Citrus Salad with Grilled Chicken is a colorful, delicious, no fuss dish that's perfect for summer!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 428kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast cutlets
  • 5 ounces (1 container) mixed baby greens
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 2 oranges sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds

Maple Citrus Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup avocado or other neutral-flavored oil
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon or lime juice (or a mixture of both)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • To make the dressing, blend the maple syrup, oil, orange juice, lemon juice, mustard, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper together in a blender until smooth.
  • Pour about ¼ cup of the dressing into a resealable plastic bag and add the chicken. Marinate the chicken for 10-15 minutes.
  • Heat a grill or grill pan over medium high heat and spray with cooking spray. Grill the chicken, 4-5 minutes on each side, until cooked through. Remove from grill and let rest for a few minutes.
  • To plate the salad, toss the greens with ¼ cup of the dressing. Arrange the avocado slices and orange slices on top. Slice the chicken and place them on the salad. Sprinkle with sliced almonds. 

Notes

This recipe makes a little more than 1 cup of dressing.  Refrigerate any remaining dressing and use within 1 week.  It can be used as a dressing on salad or as a marinade for meat or vegetables.

Nutrition

Calories: 428kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 924mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 671IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg