Spring and summer, the time for simple, lovely, easy to put together meals. We love this Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Arugula Salad for it’s simplicity, flavor and beauty. See what we mean…
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Brined in salt and water, then grilled to juicy perfection. No dry, tasteless chicken breasts here!
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The Recipe: Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Arugula Salad!
What you need: Himalayan or kosher sea salt for brining and a quality white balsamic vinegar (<—our fave but we also like this one) If you prefer you can use a traditional balsamic. You will also need parchment paper and a rolling pin for pounding chicken.
A fresh, light, beautiful spring/summer salad with a choice of white balsamic vinaigrette or traditional balsamic vinaigrette. Paleo and Whole 30!
- 2 smallish boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded and brined
- 6 cups water
- 1/3 cup salt, I use Himalayan sea salt, but you can use Kosher too
- sea salt, pepper, olive oil
- 2 cups arugula or if you prefer, baby greens or butter lettuce
- 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1/4 cup roasted pine nuts
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil or avocado oil
- 2 tablespoons white balsamic
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- sea salt pepper to taste
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- sea salt pepper to taste
- Place water and salt in a large bowl and stir
- Place chicken breasts between folded parchment paper and pound with a rolling pin until uniformly thick (about 3/4" thick is best)
- Place breasts in salt water for 30 minutes
- After breasts have brined for 20 minutes, place lettuce and sliced berries on platter, sprinkle with pine nuts and whisk together dressing ingredients
- Preheat grill on high, about 425 degrees
- After breasts have brined for 30 minutes, remove breasts from water, pat dry with paper towels
- Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste
- Place breasts on preheated grill, close lid and cook until nice golden grill marks are established (3-4 minutes), then turn the meat a quarter turn (don’t flip, just rotate the same side a 1/4 turn) and cook until new criss-cross marks appear. (3-4 minutes)
- Turn breasts over, lower heat to med/low (about 350 degrees) close lid and cook for five more minutes until just cooked through. Don't over cook! Remove from grill
- Whisk dressing again and dress salad
- Leave whole or if desired, cut breasts on the diagonal and serve with salad
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