Grilled Chicken and Shiitake Mushroom Salad

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

This salad offers lots of tastes, textures and colors. Very appealing and satisfying.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix 1 oz chicken broth with the arrowroot.
  2. Bring remaining 4 oz chicken broth and the wine to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  3. Turn down heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken broth/arrowroot mixture.
  5. Simmer until mixture thickens, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from heat and cool.
  7. Add 2 oz olive oil, lemon zest, basil flakes, 1/4 tsp salt and lemon juice.
  8. Put the mushrooms in a bowl and pour the above mixture over them.
  9. Mix and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  10. Pound the chicken breasts to about 1/4 inch thick then cut into 1" x 2" pieces (about 20).
  11. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes on both sides (sprinkle the red pepper flakes sparingly - it will be quite hot).
  12. Put the spinach in a large serving bowl.
  13. Grill the mushrooms over high heat until soft (save the marinade).
  14. Cut the grilled mushrooms in quarters.
  15. Grill the chicken about 1 minute on each side.
  16. Add the chicken and mushrooms to the serving bowl with the spinach.
  17. Pour the marinade over and toss.
  18. Add the red peppers, raisins and cashews.
  19. Crumble in the goat cheese.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great flavors and texture in this salad. Have and would not change a thing! Thanks for posting!

5 5

Best Chicken Salad I have ever experienced. It was indeed an experience. Somehow chicken and mushrooms just seem to march to the same drummer; you did a marvelous job, Jimijoe, of marrying the ingredients. (You might want to consider converting the measurements for consistency.) I did not have a problem, because I usually cook by guess and by golly... It worked for me, Jimijoe; taste and flavour are excellent; combination of ingredients a good choice, and final presentation??? well that belongs to me (LOL)

4 5

Very good and interesting salad which we enjoyed. The only problem I had was converting the measurements to cups/teaspoons - sometimes I was probably off a bit but the marinade/dressing was still delicious. Thanks for sharing!