Grilled Orange Chicken Salad

This Grilled Chicken Salad recipe is a filled with flavor and zest from fresh orange.   It is a refreshing meal great for hot summer days and won’t weigh you down.  Let us know what you think.

Ingredients:Grilled Orange Chicken Salad Recipe

  • For the Chicken:
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Orange (zest and juice)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (smashed)
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt and freshly cracked Black Pepper to taste
  • 4 Chicken Breasts (boneless; skinless)

 

  • For the Salad:
  • 1 Head of Romaine (chopped) Or 1 Package of Spinach
  • 2 Oranges (segmented; reserve 1/2 orange to juice)
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh Oregano leaves
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Red Onion (slivered)
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

 

STEP ONE

Ingredients
:

  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Orange (zest and juice)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (smashed)
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
  • Salt and freshly cracked Black Pepper to taste
  • 4 Chicken Breasts (boneless; skinless) 


Instructions
 for the chicken: 

  • Whisk together the marinade ingredients in a rimmed baking dish. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Allow chicken to marinate for up to 30 mins at room temperature.

 STEP TWO

  
Instructions:


Meanwhile, preheat the grill to medium-high. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on the grill. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on the first side then flip and continue to cook for 3 to 4 more minutes. Chicken should register 160 degrees on a instant read thermometer when cooked. Remove from grill and serve with Orange and Romaine Salad.

 

STEP THREE

Ingredients
:

  • 2 Oranges (segmented; reserve 1/2 orange to juice)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh Oregano leaves 
  • 2 tablespoons Honey 
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper 
  • Salt and Pepper to taste 
  • 1 Head of Romaine (chopped)
  • 1/2 Red Onion (slivered) 


Instructions
 for the salad: 

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the orange juice, Dijon, oregano, honey and olive oil. Season with cayenne, salt and pepper. Toss together the remaining ingredients with the dressing.

Helpful Tips:

  • 1. Depending on how much heat you like, use as much or as little cayenne pepper in the marinade and the salad dressing.
  • 2. Don’t marinate chicken for more than 30 minutes or the citrus from the orange juice will start to break it down.
  • 3. Try using pineapple in the salad instead of orange. 

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Coach Jessica
Coach Jessica

Jessica & Justin Rundle are Spokane natives and the founders of Workout Anywhere (a Northwest fitness training app for busy parents, by busy parents). In addition, the two are the official strength & conditioning coaches for Mt. Spokane High School. To Learn more about Jessica and Justin Rundle, click here: Meet Team RundleFit.

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