Layered grilled chicken asparagus salad in a large glass bowl topped with vine ripe tomatoes and chopped parsley.
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Grilled Chicken Asparagus Salad

A layered salad made with Chicken and Asparagus and a bunch of tasty ingredients to make a delicious dinner for any night of the week. Full of flavor from a lemon basil vinaigrette that the chicken and asparagus are marinated in for a bit.  Loaded with veggies and flavor.
Course grilling, Main Dish, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword summer grilling
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 372kcal
Author Eileen xo

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 8 slices center cut bacon
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and grated
  • 2 large tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 8 ounces feta cheese

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled chopped
  • 1 small shallot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 4 ounces basil leaves, about 15 leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

To Make Basil Vinaigrette

  • Add to a blender, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, shallot, water, basil leaves, honey, Dijon vinegar, black pepper, and salt. Pulse to combine all ingredients.

To Marinate the Chicken

  • Tak 4 Tablespoons of the marinade and place in a plastic ziplock bag, add the chicken. Let marinate at least 30 minutes, up to overnight.

How To Grill Boneless Chicken

  • Clean grill grates and brush with olive oil or spray with nonstick spray.Preheat grill to 550 degrees.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and pat dry. Add to grill, reduce heat to around 400-450 degrees. Let chicken cook until temperature reaches 165 degrees. Remove chicken and let rest.

How To Grill Asparagus

  • When the chicken has about 3 minutes left to cook, add the asparagus. let it cook about2 minutes and they will be cooked through. Remove from grill and set aside.

To Make the Bacon

  • Fry the bacon according to the package and set aside.

To Make the Layered Grilled Chicken Asparagus Salad

  • Using a large glass bowl, begin to build the salad. Spinach, carrots, cucumbers, bacon, feta, tomatoes, grilled asparagus, grilled chicken.
  • Serve with the basil lemon vinaigrette. 

Notes

  • 5 Smart Points Weight Watchers
  • Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 4servings | Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 1116mg | Potassium: 1139mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 8595IU | Vitamin C: 32.3mg | Calcium: 409mg | Iron: 5.2mg