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Apricot Salsa Grilled Chicken Salad

Posted by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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Apricot Salsa Grilled Chicken Salad

Apricot Salsa Grilled Chicken Salad



Salsa
2/3cup orange juice
1/2cup chopped dried apricots
2tablespoons apricot preserves
1tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
3/4cup chopped red bell pepper
2tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2tablespoons sliced green onions
1teaspoon grated orange peel
Salad
4boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
1tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1/2teaspoon garlic salt
6cups bite-size pieces mixed salad greens

  1. 1Reserve 2 tablespoons of the orange juice; set aside. In 1-quart saucepan, heat apricots and remaining orange juice to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 3 to 5 minutes or until most of the orange juice is absorbed. Cool 15 minutes. In small bowl, mix reserved 2 tablespoons orange juice, the preserves and oil. Stir in apricot mixture and remaining salsa ingredients.
  2. 2Heat gas or charcoal grill. Brush chicken with oil; sprinkle with garlic salt. Place chicken on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Cut chicken into 1/2-inch slices.
  3. 3Divide salad greens among 4 plates. Top with chicken and salsa.

Expert Tips

Dried peaches and peach preserves can be substituted for the dried apricots and apricot preserves. If apricot nectar is available in your area, it would make a delicious alternative to the orange juice.

To create neat pieces of bell pepper, cut it into 1/4-inch strips. Then line up 4 to 6 strips side by side with the flesh side up, and cut into pieces with a sharp knife.

Omit about 4 grams of fat in this recipe by spraying the chicken breasts with olive oil-flavored cooking spray instead of brushing them with 1 tablespoon olive oil.

by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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Replies (1-6):
KamsOne
by on Jun. 4, 2011 at 11:02 PM
This sounds fantastic!
elijahsmama09
by on Jun. 5, 2011 at 9:38 PM
I would sub in peach for this one. Sounds good.
periwinkle163
by on Jun. 5, 2011 at 10:11 PM

 That picture looks great. It looks so moist.

Kimberly954
by on Jun. 5, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Wow, that looks delicious!

KaylaMillar
by on Jun. 5, 2011 at 11:42 PM

 dh would love that!

SweetLuci
by Luci on Jun. 6, 2011 at 8:37 PM

 This sounds great.

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