Credit for the original recipe goes to Jorge Navarro, the chef-owner of Café Navarro, a cozy, Caribbean-style spot in Eugene, Oregon. This particular rendition includes my improvisations based on taste and ingredient availability.
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 3⁄8 cup orange marmalade
- 1⁄8 cup apricot jam
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (preferably extra-virgin)
- 1⁄2 cup roasted red pepper, cut into strips, 1 tablespoon liquid reserved
- 5 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- 8 cups mixed salad greens
- 4 slices red onions, thin slices, separated into rings
- Place chicken on plate. Season with salt and pepper. Mix marmalade, jam, ginger, garlic and mustard in bowl. Spoon 1/4 cup marmalade mixture over chicken and turn to coat. Chill chicken and remaining marmalade mixture separately overnight.
- Preheat broiler. Arrange chicken on broiler pan. Broil until chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Cool slightly. Spread remaining marmalade mixture over chicken. Cut chicken crosswise into thin strips.
- Whisk oil, reserved liquid from peppers and vinegar in large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Add salad greens, pepper strips and chicken; toss to coat. Top salad with onions.
Toni, this is such a wonderful recipe! The Marmalade has such a beautiful flavor of citrus and ginger! I could have drank the dressing.... I let the Chicken marinate for a good 24 hours and I grilled it on the outside grill instead of using the broiler. This is one of my new favorite salad recipes! Thanks toni! *Zaar World Tour 3*
This was a delicious salad. I did add grape tomatoes to it, which complemented the other flavors very well. Next time I'll probably add a bit of sugar to the marmalade mix and maybe use 50/50 orange and apricot.