I wanted to share with you one of my favorite Grilled Chicken Salads. It has been a challenge for me to find foods that are appetizing but this has been one of my favorite combos lately.
Not many people know this about me but I am a very decent self-trained chef. I actually seriously considered heading to culinary school instead of college. In that spirit, I have been doing a lot of reading about nutrition, eating and pregnancy and so if you are expecting, expect these recipes to always have added bonuses for you.
If you are not they are just freakin yummy!
PS: I am not use to taking pics with my food yet but I promise I will get better!
Grilled Chicken with a Strawberry, Goat Cheese and Sunflower Seed salad
Clean chicken and cover in light italian dressing. Marinade for at least 30mins to an hour
Heat grill to 400 degrees and grill chicken until the inside of your chicken reads at least 165 degrees. Let it rest for a couple of minutes.
While the chicken is grilling, assemble your dressing.
In a small bowl mix the honey, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper throughly. Once it is mixed add the EVOO in a smooth stream whisking the entire time. It should thicken and combine.
Toss the spring mix, scallions and strawberries together. I prefer to toss the dressing in at this point to make sure everything is covered but you can drizzle it on later if you like less dressing.
Heat sunflower seeds in a dry skillet or toast lightly making sure not to burn them.
Assemble the salad on plates and sprinkle toasted sunflower seeds and goat cheese on top.
Slice and add chicken to top of the salad.
If you are pregnant: Please make sure to cook your chicken throughly and get PASTEURIZED goat cheese.
Other than that enjoy! This is one of my favorite ways to sneak some folate into my diet.