Best of Summer Grilled Chicken Salad
Before I go pumpkin crazy, I thought I would share with you one last hoorah for summer with my new obsession: this salad. I am usually munching on salad at some point during my day, but it’s usually because I need to get my greens in and not because I am thoroughly enjoying it 100% of the time. I LOVE salads, don’t get me wrong but having the same one a few times in a row gets in my head.
Not this one though! This is one salad I want over and over again! Are any of you like that with a certain dish? Like I think I could be happy eating this salad everyday for a week!
Now, to side bar and bring you guys up to speed on what’s going on with us! This past weekend we went down to Short Pump,VA which has one of our favorite malls and we did some retail therapy and I added like 1000 things to my fall fashion wish list. I did indulge in one item though because it was LOVE! I bought myself a new little black dress for the first time in YEARS! And I do mean little because this dress is a couple of sizes smaller than last year! I don’t think my hips would have fit last year! I LOVE it. I can even dress it down with some leggings, riding boots, and a jean jacket. BOOM. Then after that we grabbed dinner with Jake’s family and played catch up.
I also just learned from my doctor some good news and bad news. Good news is my foot is healing nicely and it won’t require surgery! WOOT! Bad news is I have to wear this ugly boot thing for another 4 weeks….boo! But I am SUPER thrilled that it’s healing! I want to get back to lifting heavy stuff and running! Wah!
This salad instantly makes me feel better and makes me forget my foot is broken altogether!
It literally has the best flavors of summer in one bowl: ripe blueberries, corn, garden tomatoes, crisp romaine, arugula, goat cheese, and sliced grilled chicken breast.
- 2 chicken breasts
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 cups arugula
- 2 cups chopped romaine
- 4 roma tomatoes, diced
- 1 cup blueberries
- ½ cup corn
- 2 oz of crumbled goat cheese
- Sunflower seeds ( optional)
- For the chicken:
- Season chicken with salt, pepper, paprika,1 teaspoon of olive oil, and spritz with lemon juice
- Preheat grill to 365
- Cook chicken for 5 minutes per side or until cooked through
- For the salad:
- In a large bowl add romaine, arugula, corn, blueberries, tomatoes, and goat cheese
- Toss altogether
- Top with chicken and sunflower seeds and serve!
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You look great! Congratulations! I too am trying to hold off on pumpkin...anything! Not letting summer go! Your salad looks delicious!
I'm glad to hear your foot is healing and congratulations on the smaller dress size. That's such a great feeling! I can see why you love this salad so much - great flavors here.
Martha @ A Family Feast says
Looking good in that LBD! 🙂 Such a great feeling to fit into smaller sized clothes...and if you're doing that eating delicious recipes like this salad - I'm totally motivated!
Lora @cakeduchess says
I'm still sharing some recipes I made this summer, but pumpkin season is on my mind. Actually, your fresh summer chicken salad will be on my mind today-looks so good!!!
I definitely have pumpkin on the brain! But I still need to use all this fresh summer produce in my fridge!
Ginny McMeans says
You look smashing in your LBD! That must feel great to be in a smaller size from last year. I am working on that too. Nice healthy salad there 🙂
Thank you Ginny! 🙂 I love this dress! This salad really is my newest obsession!
Oooh, sorry about the foot. I had a stress fracture a few years ago and it put me off my running and CrossFit game. It stunk.
And are those blueberries I spy in this lovely salad? Awesome!
Yes ma'am! Blueberries for days! They this salad pop!
I'm just glad I can still Crossfit with modified moves! 🙂