Grilled Chicken and Squash Salad with Lime-Taco Dressing

This recipe pairs hot-off-the-grill chicken and squash with cool, crisp greens.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 4

Ingredients

4
boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 1/4 pounds)
1
small butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
1
medium red onion, sliced
1
bag (10 ounces) torn mixed salad greens (romaine, iceberg and leaf lettuce or another mix)
1
medium avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Lime-Taco Dressing

3/4
cup frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
1/3
cup olive or vegetable oil
2
tablespoons honey
1/4
teaspoon ground ginger
1
envelope (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • 1 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Make Lime-Taco Dressing. Use about 1/4 cup dressing for grilling; reserve remaining dressing to drizzle on salad. Toss squash and onion with about 2 tablespoons dressing for grilling in large bowl. Place squash and onion in grill basket (grill “wok”).
  • 2 Place chicken and grill basket on grill. Cover and grill 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning chicken once and shaking grill basket or stirring vegetables occasionally, until juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut and vegetables are tender. Brush chicken and vegetables with remaining dressing for grilling during last 5 minutes of grilling.
  • 3 Arrange salad greens on large platter. Top with avocado, squash and onion. Cut each chicken breast into slices; fan over vegetables. Drizzle with reserved dressing. Sprinkle with cilantro.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    620
    (
    Calories from Fat
    260),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    29g
    29%
    (Saturated Fat
    4 1/2g,
    4 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    75mg
    75%;
    Sodium
    460mg
    460%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    59g
    59%
    (Dietary Fiber
    7g
    7%
      Sugars
    42g
    42%
    ),
    Protein
    31g
    31%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    220%;
    Vitamin C
    35%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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