Houston’s Grilled Chicken Salad

Grilled Chicken Salad with greens and vegetables are tossed in a honey-lime vinaigrette and topped with a delicious peanut sauce.

Grilled Chicken Salad with greens and vegetables are tossed in a honey-lime vinaigrette and topped with a delicious peanut sauce.

Trust me, this delicious grilled chicken salad will soon become your summertime staple!

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Grilled Chicken Salad with greens and vegetables are tossed in a honey-lime vinaigrette and topped with a delicious peanut sauce.Grilled Chicken Salad with greens and vegetables are tossed in a honey-lime vinaigrette and topped with a delicious peanut sauce. Grilled Chicken Salad with greens and vegetables are tossed in a honey-lime vinaigrette and topped with a delicious peanut sauce. Grilled Chicken Salad with greens and vegetables are tossed in a honey-lime vinaigrette and topped with a delicious peanut sauce. Grilled Chicken Salad with greens and vegetables are tossed in a honey-lime vinaigrette and topped with a delicious peanut sauce. Grilled Chicken Salad with greens and vegetables are tossed in a honey-lime vinaigrette and topped with a delicious peanut sauce.

So when I shared the Houston’s Couscous recipe on Skinnytaste a few months ago, I got a lot of requests for the Houston’s Grilled Chicken Salad recipe, and I wasn’t surprised! When I worked at Houston’s in Bethesda, Maryland, during my college years, the Grilled Chicken Salad was one of the most-ordered items on the entire menu. And with good reason! Greens and veggies are tossed in a honey-lime vinaigrette and topped with a to-die-for peanut sauce. Make this for friends and family, and I guarantee that someone (or many someones!) will ask you for the recipe—it’s just that good. Enjoy!

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Houston’s Grilled Chicken Salad

Grilled Chicken Salad with greens and vegetables are tossed in a honey-lime vinaigrette and topped with a delicious peanut sauce.

Ingredients:

For Peanut Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce (or gf soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • ½ tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • ½ tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water

For Honey Lime Vinaigrette:

  • Zest and juice from 1 medium lime
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced white onion
  • 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

For salad:

  • 1 pound (2) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cups mixed baby greens
  • ¼ cup diced red bell pepper
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup sliced jicama
  • ½ cup store-bought tortilla strips (check labels for GF)

Directions:

  1. Make peanut sauce: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. Set aside.Make vinaigrette: Combine all ingredients in another small bowl. Whisk until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Preheat outdoor grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Place chicken between a piece of plastic wrap or parchment and pound to an even thickness. Season with salt and pepper. Grill for 5-6 minutes, turn and grill for an additional 5-6 minutes more, or until chicken is cooked through. Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes, then slice thin.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine greens, bell pepper, carrots and jicama. Add peanut sauce, vinaigrette and chicken and gently toss to combine. Divide the salad among 4 bowls and top each with 2 tablespoons tortilla strips. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 Servings, Serving Size: 1 salad

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 7
  • Points +:
  • Calories: 365 calories
  • Total Fat: 19.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5g
  • Cholesterol: 73mg
  • Sodium: 745mg
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Protein: 29g
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