Crispy Garlic Chicken Chopped Salad Recipe
Crispy Garlic Chicken Chopped Salad

Turn to the summer host's best friend -- an entrée salad that's cool, crunchy and refreshing, like the Crispy Garlic Chicken Chopped Salad that tickles tastebuds with a delightful contrast of sweet California grapes and savory toasted garlic.

The thermometer is on the rise but hosts stay as cool as can be when entertaining friends and family.

The secret? Planning ahead to deliver easy ambiance, crowd-pleasing food and plenty of fun. Start with versatile foods, such as fresh California grapes, that can both stand alone and serve as recipe-enhancing ingredients to help keep summertime hosting stress-free.

Crispy Garlic Chicken Chopped Salad Recipe

    Prep Time: 20 minutes

    Cook time: 20 minutes

    Yield: Serves 4

Crispy Garlic Chicken Chopped Salad Recipe Ingredients

    1/3 cup grapeseed oil

    6 large cloves garlic, very thinly sliced

    2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts

    3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

    3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided

    1/4 cup lemon juice

    1 tablespoon rice vinegar

    2 teaspoons honey

    Pinch cayenne

    3 cups chopped romaine lettuce

    2 cups chopped radicchio

    2 cups chopped green cabbage

    2 cups halved California grapes

    1 cup thinly sliced celery

    1/4 cup roughly chopped mint

Crispy Garlic Chicken Chopped Salad Recipe Instructions

    Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

    Add the garlic and cook until browned and crisp, removing pieces as they brown with a slotted spoon, about 2 minutes altogether. Pour the oil into a heatproof cup.

    Sprinkle the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Transfer 2 tablespoons of the garlic oil back to the skillet.

    Heat over medium-high until almost smoking and add the chicken. Cook until golden on the bottom, about 7-9 minutes. Turn and cook another 7-9 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Remove to a cutting board. Let stand 5 minutes.

    Whisk the lemon juice, vinegar and honey into the remaining garlic oil. Season with 1/4 teaspoon each kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper and cayenne.

    Combine romaine, radicchio, cabbage, grapes, celery and mint in a large bowl. Chop the chicken and add to the bowl along with the dressing. Toss to mix and serve sprinkled with the crispy garlic.

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories 360; Protein 22 g; Carbohydrate 25 g; Fat 21 g (50% Calories from Fat); 2.5 g Saturated Fat (6% Calories from Saturated Fat); Cholesterol 60 mg; Sodium 290 mg; Fiber 4 g.


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