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Walnut Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Grilled Vegetable Salad

Servings: 4

Cook Time: 45 minutes

A wonderful, savory, warm salad perfect for any time of the year. Colorful and easy to make for family and friends.

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. HARVESTLAND® Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts (about 1 1/4 lbs.)
  • 1/4 c. Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 c. Walnut oil or Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 medium zucchini (about 12 oz.) — halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 lb. Asparagus — trimmed
  • 1 medium Red bell pepper — seeded and quartered
  • 8 c. Arugula, baby spinach or mixed greens — (about 2 qts.)
  • 1/2 c. walnut pieces — toasted

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in a non-metallic dish.
  2. To make vinaigrette, combine vinegar, oil, honey, mustard and salt in a small bowl or shaker jar. Mix well. Pour 2 tablespoons over chicken; marinate in refrigerator 20-30 minutes, turning once or twice. Reserve remaining vinaigrette.
  3. In another dish, combine zucchini, asparagus, red bell pepper and 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette. Let stand while preheating grill to high heat.
  4. Place chicken on grill, cook covered 6 minutes. Turn chicken and place vegetables on grill; close lid. Grill chicken an additional 6 minutes or until internal temperature is 170ºF. Grill vegetables 3-4 minutes per side, or until tender-crisp and grill-marked. Transfer chicken and vegetables to a cutting board.
  5. Divide greens onto 4 plates. Slice chicken crosswise into 1/4 inch slices. Cut zucchini and bell pepper into 1/2 inch pieces. Arrange warm chicken and vegetables over greens. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette and sprinkle with walnuts. Serve immediately.