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Grilled Chicken Salad with Grilled Peach Vinaigrette

Enjoy this refreshing Grilled Chicken Salad with Grilled Peach Vinaigrette. It is a delicious seasonal treat perfect for the summer.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Grilled Peach Vinaigrette
Makes 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 head green leaf lettuce, washed and torn
  • 1 (4-ounce) bag watercress, stems removed
  • 1 (4-ounce) bag arugula
  • 6 small ripe peaches, pitted, sliced
  • 2 pints fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup toasted pecan halves
  • 1 (4-ounce) container goat cheese crumbles
  • Grilled Peach Vinaigrette (recipe follows)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200°.
  2. Spray grill rack with nonflammable cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°).
  3. Evenly sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Grill chicken, covered with grill lid, for 8 to 10 minutes per side or until a meat thermometer registers 165° or desired degree of doneness. Place in oven to keep warm.
  4. On each of 6 salad plates, evenly divide lettuce, watercress, arugula, peaches, raspberries, pecans, and goat cheese. Slice grilled chicken, and place on top of salad. Serve with Grilled Peach Vinaigrette.
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Grilled Peach Vinaigrette
Ingredients
  • 6 small ripe peaches, halved, pitted
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 (5.5-ounce) cans peach or apricot nectar
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • ¼ cup champagne vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ½ cup extra-light olive oil
Instructions
  1. Spray grill rack with nonflammable cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350° to 400°).
  2. In a medium bowl, combine peaches and olive oil, tossing to coat. Grill peach halves, covered with grill lid, for 1 to 2 minutes per side or until golden.
  3. In the container of a blender, combine peaches, peach nectar, shallot, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth. With blender running, gradually add olive oil in a slow steady stream.
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