Use your favorite mix of crisp salad greens For this colorful, main dish salad; topped with chicken strips and a zesty raspberry chipotle vinaigrette. Works equally well at a dinner table or an outdoor barbecue picnic table.
Just before serving, drizzle with Raspberry Chipotle Vinaigrette; toss to coat.
Arrange chicken strips on top of salad. Twist black peppercorn grinder over salad.
To prepare Raspberry Chipotle Vinaigrette, In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
Add the onions and cook, stirring, until soft and slightly caramelized, 4 minutes.
Add the garlic to the pan and saute for 1 minute.
Add the chipotles and cook, stirring continuously, for 1 minute.
Add the raspberries and cook until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the vinegar and stir to deglaze the pan. Add the sugar and salt, and bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until thickened and reduced by half, 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat and cool before using as a salad dressing.
Tips for other uses:
For a clear glaze, strain through a fine mesh strainer, pressing on the solids with the back of a spoon to extract as much liquid as possible.
Use as a barbecue sauce, glaze, or basting sauce for poultry, shrimp, and meats. Pour over a block of cream cheese and serve as a dip with club crackers. Use as a sauce for meatballs or cocktail sausages for a crowd-pleasing appetizer. Great in wraps.