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Grilled Chicken Salad

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.

Have a delightful weekend everyone! And if you have a recipe to share, link to your post using Mr. Linky below. And don’t forget to link back here from your post.

16 Responses to Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Hop on over from Bonedry Florida and meet my Armpit Recipe. 😉

  • This is a great recipe for summer. I love recipes with grilled chicken.

  • Oh this sounds incredibly delicious. Yum! My mouth is watering and it’s 2:30am…eek! Don’t do this to me.

  • Your recipe sounds great!

  • I assume that someday the weather where I live will turn warm and I am always looking for tasty grilling recipes- and this sounds perfect!

  • My mouth is watering just reading the recipe! Gonna have to try this. Perfect for hot evenings when you want to grill instead of turning on the stove.

  • This sounds absolutely delicious, great recipe! …And the period would go before the end quotation.

  • I don’t know anything about chicken salad, but I do believe that you are right: the punctuation goes inside the quotation marks.

    Now the question is, did I use that colon correctly? And should that question have been enclosed in quotation marks? lol.

  • Sounds good and healthy! Thanks for sharing.

  • Oh, this is a great recipe! Not that I’ve tried it or have even seen it before or anything, it just SOUNDS like a good one!

    My husband is the griller here… I seriously wouldn’t know the first thing about it, so any recipe requiring grilling is a joint effort around here. Bring on the summer! We grill alot!

  • We are having company for Memorial Day weekend and I am so making this. Thanks!

  • With the way my week has been, I may just wrap the chicken up securely and stomp it flat with my feet. Kill two birds with one stone.

    Just sayin.

    We need to talk 🙂

  • Deedee, I’d love to put your cute little Saturday Stirrings graphic on my blog each Saturday along with my recipe, but I’m clueless as to HOW. Help!

  • Mmmmm…. this salad sounds delightful!! I might have to give it a whirl. I really should be eating more salads (and less cookie dough). 😉

  • After. The quote isn’t the whole sentence. If the quote was the whole sentence it would be inside.

    Today we’re not watching “Sesame Street”.

    “A la peanut butter sandwiches.”


  • Periods always go inside quotation marks–at least in the U.S. (and usually in Canada). (Tara, are you in England by any chance?)
    Lori, copyeditor