Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 min
Easy to make salad. Lemon, orange, cranberry and lime are used to marinate chicken that tops a salad with added cranberry and orange pieces in a citrus dressing. Delicious and healthy! This salad even looks beautiful. ***Chicken needs to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour***. Found this recipe on Allrecipes.
- 1⁄4 cup jellied cranberry sauce
- 1⁄4 cup orange marmalade
- 1⁄4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1⁄4 cup fresh orange juice
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon-flavored vodka or 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
- 1 (10 ounce) bageuropean blend salad greens
- 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
- 2 cups diced orange sections
- 2 tablespoons orange zest, strips
- In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the cranberry sauce and orange marmalade. Warm and stir until melted and well blended. Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice, orange juice and vegetable oil. Remove 1/2 cup of the mixture and set aside in the refrigerator for later.
- Allow the mixture to cool then stir in the lemon vodka and transfer to a large resealable bag. Season the chicken pieces with lemon pepper; place them into the bag with the marinade. Seal the bag and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, turning occasionally.
- Preheat a grill for medium heat. Remove the chicken from the plastic bag, discarding the marinade.
- Place the chicken pieces on the preheated grill and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until firm and no longer pink in the center. If you have a meat thermometer, it should measure 160 degrees F (70 degrees C) when measured in the thickest part. Remove chicken to a cutting board and allow to rest for about 5 minutes.
- While the chicken is resting, combine the salad greens, cranberries, and orange segments. Pour the reserved citrus marinade over the salad and toss lightly to coat. Divide the salad between four serving plates. Slice each piece of chicken crosswise into 1/2 inch strips. Arrange over the tops of the salads and sprinkle with orange zest strips.