Grilled Chicken Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette
Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 4
A great salad idea for tomato lovers. Of course, garden fresh tomatoes produce the best results.
Go Get This Stuff
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 cups salad greens, chopped
  • 8 fresh whole basil leaves, sliced in thin strips (chiffonade)
  • 4 romas or 1 medium tomato, sliced in half
  • 3 shallots, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • croutons, flavored-type preferred (optional)
Then Do This
  1. In a small frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium heat, Saute shallots and garlic until shallots are slightly translucent. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Over a mixing bowl, grate cut side of tomatoes using the course side of a box grater. Grate all the way down to the skin. Discard skin.
  3. Add the shallots, garlic, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar and blend well. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Prepare a medium to hot grill. Lightly season both sides of the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Grill for 8 minutes, turning each 2 minutes or until an instant-read meat thermometer reads 165°F (75°C). Remove from grill and place on a cutting board. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Fill individual serving bowls with salad greens. Thinly slice chicken breasts and place one on top of greens.
  6. Top with a generous amount of tomato vinaigrette and garnish with basil and croutons.
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