Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad

Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello

By
@CiaoBella

Found this recipe in a American Profile insert in our newspaper. It was a big hit at a party my sister had.

I'm not generally a fan of mayonaise based salads but, this has to be my new favorite. Great flavor and definitely tastes better made a day before. Just add a little more mayo before serving if you feel it's a little dry. I think the dried cherries and chives really make this dish.

I'll be making this for the adults at my son's birthday party. Since it will be outside and I won't have access to electricity I thought this would be great. I'm just going to make sandwiches on kieser rolls and set them in a cooler for people to help themselves.

I hope you like this as much as I do. Enjoy!


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Ingredients

MARINADE FOR CHICKEN

2 Tbsp
olive oil
1 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
2 clove
garlic, minced
1/4 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
pepper
1/2 tsp
onion powder
1 tsp
italian seasoning
1 1/2 lb
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless

SALAD WITH DRESSING

1 c
celery, diced
1/4 c
red onion, diced
1/2 c
dried cherries
1/2 c
light mayo
1 Tbsp
creole mustard (i used dijon mustard)
1 Tbsp
chives, chopped
1/4 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix all ingredients for marinade and combine with chicken. Marinate for at least 1 hour.
2
Grill chicken and chop into bite size pieces.
3
Combine ingredients for salad and dressing. Pour over grilled chopped chicken and mix well. Serve on kieser rolls.
4
Can be made a day ahead. Before serving if it seems a little dry add a bit more mayo.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Chicken Salads, Salads
Hashtags: #grilled, #balsamic