Equipment: Blackstone griddle or indoor griddle, Non-stick tin foil.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
A griddled chicken summer salad is a refreshing and healthy dish that combines grilled chicken with a variety of fresh vegetables and a light dressing. It is the perfect meal for hot summer days when you want something light and flavorful. Here is a simple recipe to make a delicious griddled chicken summer salad:
For the Marinade:
- 1 tbsp of Balsamic Vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp of Olive Oil
- 1/2 tbsp of Spicelopedia® Italian Lemon Pepper Seasoning
- 1/2 tbsp of Rosemary, chopped
- 4 sprigs of Thyme
For the Griddle Chicken:
- 1/2 lb of Boneless, skinless Chicken Breast
- Silver Almonds
- 1 Tbsp of Unsalted Butter
For the Christmas Salad
- 1 head of Butter Lettuce
- Pomegranate Arils
For the Dressing
- 1/2 Shallot, chopped
- 1 tbsp of Spicelopedia™ Italian Lemon Pepper Seasoning
- 1-2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp of Olive Oil (plus extra for drizzling)
- Avocado Oil (For Griddle)
Whisk ingredients for marinade together. Add to a plastic storage bag. Add chicken, coat, seal the bag and marinate for at least one hour.
Coat griddle with Avocado Oil. Heat to medium high.
Remove chicken from marinade. Pat dry with a paper towel. Reduce heat to medium. Grill chicken until caramelized on both sides, until it is “almost done,” reaching an internal temperature of 155 degrees.
Transfer each piece of chicken to a tin foil packet. Top with almonds and ½ of the butter. Seal packets and return to the grill, about 10 minutes, until the almonds are lightly brown, and the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees and the juices run clear. Remove chicken from foil and let rest before slicing.
While the chicken is cooking, add washed, cleaned, and torn butter lettuce to a serving platter. Top with Pomegranate Arils.
Whisk together the shallot, seasoning, vinegar, and olive oil. Drizzle over lettuce.
Add sliced chicken on top, drizzle with more olive oil and finish with more of the Spicelopedia® Italian Lemon Pepper Seasoning, to taste.
Grilled turkey or pork tenderloin can be substituted for the chicken.
So, why not give this griddled chicken summer salad recipe a try? It's a perfect dish to enjoy during the hot summer months!