Grilled Chicken Salad with Orange Dressing
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2-4
A light and refreshing salad that combines the flavor of mesquite smoked chicken and orange.
Go Get This Stuff
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • ½ red onion, sliced into rings, then halved
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ cucumber, sliced, then halved
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 14-1/2 oz can of Mandarin oranges, drained
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • zest of 1/2 orange for garnish
  • about a 1/4 cup of mesquite smoking chips, soaked in water for 30 minutes
For the orange dressing
  • juice of 1 orange
  • zest of 1/2 orange
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream
Then Do This
  1. Combine the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Toss and cover. Place in refrigerator to chill.
  2. Combine orange dressing ingredients and set aside
  3. Prepare a grill for direct grilling using medium-high heat.
  4. Place the smoking chips on the hot coals. If using a gas grill, wrap chips in aluminum foil and pierce the top several times with a fork. Place under the cooking grates.
  5. Once the chips begin to smoke, place chicken on the grill and cover.
  6. Cook chicken breasts for about 8 minutes per side or until an instant-read meat thermometer reads 165°F (75°C).
  7. Remove chicken from grill and cover. When cool enough to handle, slice into strips and set aside.
  8. Place salad ingredients on individual plates. Top with chicken and drizzle with the dressing. Garnish with the Mandarin oranges and orange zest and serve.
Recipe by BarbequedChicken at