Blackberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad
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Blackberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad

This Blackberry Balsamic Grilled Chicken Salad has an appetizing blend of sweet and savory flavours. Tossed with a dressing made with rich balsamic vinegar and sweet blackberries, this is an ideal summertime dinner salad. Keto and Paleo.
Course Entrée/Main / Salad
Cuisine Italian, North American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 530kcal
Author Flavour & Savour

Ingredients

Grilled Chicken Breasts

  • 2 medium chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • sea salt and pepper

Salad

  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries

Blackberry Balsamic Dressing

  • 1/2 cup blackberries
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce or coconut aminos (for paleo)
  • 1.5 tsp sweetener Monkfruit with erythritol (keto), honey (paleo) agave or sugar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

Instructions

Blackberry Balsamic Dressing

  • Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and process until smooth.

Grilled Chicken Salad

  • Brush chicken breasts with olive oil, and sprinkle with dried thyme, salt and pepper. Sear on a greased grill (or in an oven-proof skillet) on each side for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned. Transfer to a 425°F. oven to finish cooking for 15-20 minutes or until a meat thermometer shows an internal temperature of 165°F. Remove from oven, tent with foil and let rest for 10 minutes
  • While chicken is cooking, arrange salad greens, vegetables, pecans and blackberries in bowls.
  • Top with sliced chicken breasts and drizzle with Blackberry Balsamic Dressing.

Notes

This recipe makes a fairly thick dressing. If you'd like it thinner, add a few tablespoons of water to the blender mix, one at a time, until you've reached the desired consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 530kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 832mg | Potassium: 1376mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1385IU | Vitamin C: 77.5mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 3.3mg