During the warmer months, when in need of a rapid and simple dinner, I recommend turning to the grilled chicken salad. It's a hearty meal that incorporates protein, greens, and vegetables. Chicken is quick-cooking, and a balsamic vinaigrette makes use of pantry items. Then toss in whatever ingredients you have on hand to make the salad more special. This recipe calls for grapes, goat cheese, and pine nuts, but any fruit, cheese, and nuts work. Get the uncomplicated technique you'll be enjoying all Summer long, after the break.
One of my favorite things about grilled chicken is leftovers the next day. In fact, whenever we fire up the grill, I always insist that we throw an extra piece or two for the next day. It's great in sandwiches, shredded up for burritos or tacos, or in my fave way, cut up and mixed into a nice bright salad. You can top a bed of mixed greens, pineapples and tomatoes with chicken, or use any of your favorite fixins. For a grilled chicken salad that will pair well with last night's lime & coriander chicken, read more