Grilled Chicken Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Dinner ready in just 25 minutes! Top grilled chicken salad with bacon and vinaigrette for a delicious meal.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4

Ingredients

3
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3/4
cup balsamic vinegar
1/4
cup olive oil
2
tablespoons brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
4
boneless skinless chicken breast halves
2
red bell peppers, each quartered
2
small yellow summer squash or zucchini, each halved lengthwise and crosswise
4
cups purchased mixed salad greens
  • 1 Heat grill. Cook bacon in medium skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towel. Set aside.
  • 2 Add vinegar, oil, brown sugar and marjoram to bacon drippings in skillet; cook and stir over medium heat to mix and dissolve sugar. Remove from heat. Reserve about 1/4 cup of vinegar mixture to use as glaze during grilling; set remaining aside for dressing.
  • 3 When ready to grill, place chicken on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 5 minutes.
  • 4 Brush chicken with reserved glaze; turn chicken. Add bell peppers and squash to grill. Brush chicken and vegetables with glaze. Cook about 10 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear and vegetables are crisp-tender, turning chicken and vegetables, and brushing with glaze once or twice. Discard any remaining glaze.
  • 5 To serve, arrange mixed greens on 4 individual plates. Cut chicken crosswise into slices; place over greens. Arrange bell peppers and squash around chicken. Sprinkle with bacon. Drizzle or serve with reserved dressing.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    420
    (
    Calories from Fat
    240),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    27g
    27%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    85mg
    85%;
    Sodium
    200mg
    200%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    15g
    15%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    10g
    10%
    ),
    Protein
    30g
    30%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    60%;
    Vitamin C
    100%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 5 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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