We have wild fires burning all around us here in in Bonedry, Florida. So, my thoughts have turned to barbecue. This edition of Saturday Stirrings will feature my favorite grilled chicken salad. Aptly titled “Grilled Chicken Salad.”
Because I’m obsessing over my grammar lately, would the period go before the quotation marks, or after? Since it’s not a quote, I’m unsure. As you can see, my attention span is truncated.
I just used truncated in a sentence. I’m feeling so very word-smithy right now. Of course, I did have to look it up to check the spelling and to make certain I wasn’t using profanity.
Where am I? Oh yes. Fire up the grill, or in our case, get a stick and venture out into the nature preserve. You won’t even need a salad dressing with this one, it has so much flavor.
Grilled Chicken Salad
5 T. Lemon Juice
3 T. Soy Sauce
2 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
1/8 t. Black Pepper
1 t. Dried Basil
4 Chicken Breasts (Halves)
1 Red Onion, Sliced
Light Cooking Spray
1 Lb. Mixed Salad Greens
3 Oz. Crumbled Feta Cheese
1 Med. Tomato, Cut
Whisk together thoroughly the lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic, black pepper, and basil in a large bowl and set aside.
Place the chicken on a sheet of plastic wrap spread on a work surface and cover it with a second sheet. Pound gently with a mallet. Lift the top sheet of plastic, flip the pieces of chicken over, and recover. Evenly pound the second side to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Transfer the chicken to the marinade bowl and cover. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (2 hours is preferable).
Place the onion rounds in a single layer on a baking sheet and spray lightly with the vegetable oil; turn them over and spray to coat the other side. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place alongside the onion rings. Grill the onion rounds and the chicken for 5 minutes per side. Let the chicken cool a bit, them slice thinly.
Add the chicken, onion, tomato, and feta cheese to the tossed salad greens and serve.
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