Grilled Chicken & Nectarine Chopped Salad

May/June 2014

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For a more elegant presentation, arrange the ingredients for this main-course chicken and nectarine salad recipe separately on a large serving platter instead of combining them in a large bowl. Drizzle with the honey-dijon dressing just before serving.

Grilled Chicken & Nectarine Chopped Salad

Makes: 5 servings

Serving Size: about 2 cups

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  • 2 ripe nectarines, halved and pitted
  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil plus 1/4 cup, divided
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste
  • 3 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups finely chopped radicchio
  • 1 cup assorted cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese


  1. Preheat grill to medium or heat a stovetop grill pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Brush nectarine halves lightly with 1 teaspoon oil. Season chicken on both sides with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and lightly brush with 2 teaspoons oil.
  3. Grill the chicken, turning once or twice, until cooked through, 12 to 18 minutes total. Grill the nectarines until lightly charred and softened, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Let the chicken and nectarines cool on a clean cutting board for about 10 minutes, then chop into bite-size pieces.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1/4 cup oil, vinegar, water, mustard, honey and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add lettuce, radicchio, tomatoes, cheese, the chicken and nectarines; toss well to combine. Season with pepper.


Per serving: 341 calories; 22 g fat (6 g sat, 13 g mono); 64 mg cholesterol; 13 g carbohydrates; 2 g added sugars; 8 g total sugars; 24 g protein; 3 g fiber; 302 mg sodium; 562 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (112% daily value), Folate (24% dv), Vitamin C (18% dv), Potassium (16% dv)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 2 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 high-fat meat, 3 fat

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Type of Dish
Salad, main dish
Ease of Preparation
Total Time
45 minutes or less
May/June 2014
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