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Grilled Chicken Summer Salad

['5 tablespoons red-wine vinegar', '1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice', '1 tablespoon Dijon mustard', '2 small garlic cloves, minced', '3/4 teaspoon sugar', '3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil', '1/4 cup chopped chives', '4 cups water', '1/3 cup kosher salt', '2 tablespoons sugar', '4 garlic cloves, smashed', '1 teaspoon black peppercorns', '1 bunch radishes', '4 Persian cucumbers or 1 seedless cucumber', '1/2 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves', '1 (15-to 19-ounces) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained', '1/4 cup finely chopped red onion', '1 tablespoon chopped mint', '1 pound haricorts verts or other green beans', '1/2 cup whole almonds with skin, toasted and coarsely chopped', '3/4 pound fresh cremini mushrooms, halved', '3/4 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems reserved for another use and caps halved', '2 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs', '1/3 cup basil pesto', '2 medium tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges', '1/4 cup thinly sliced basil', '4 cups thinly sliced romaine, Bibb, and/or Boston lettuce', 'Equipment: a perforated grill sheet']

Whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients, except oil and chives, with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add oil in a slow stream, whisking until emulsified. Whisk in chives.
Boil water with salt, sugar, garlic, and peppercorns in a 4-quart pot, uncovered, 10 minutes.
While brine boils, trim and halve radishes. Halve cucumbers lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices.
Remove brine from heat. Add radishes and cucumbers and let stand, uncovered, 10 minutes. Drain in a colander, discarding garlic and peppercorns. Transfer radishes and cucumbers to an ice bath to stop cooking, then drain well in colander.
Transfer to a large bowl and chill, uncovered, about 20 minutes.
Stir together chickpeas, onion, 1/4 cup vinaigrette, and salt and pepper to taste.
Cook green beans in a large pot of well-salted boiling water, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 3 to 6 minutes. Drain. Transfer to a large ice bath to stop cooking. Drain again and pat dry.
Prepare grill for direct-heat cooking over hot charcoal (medium-high heat for gas); see Grilling Procedure .
Toss mushrooms with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette and marinate 10 minutes.
Grill mushrooms in 2 batches on oiled grill sheet, covered only if using a gas grill, stirring frequently, until golden-brown, about 5 minutes per batch. Toss hot mushrooms with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette.
Season chicken with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Oil grill rack, then grill chicken over medium-hot charcoal (medium heat for gas), covered only if using a gas grill, turning chicken occasionally and moving it as necessary to avoid flare-ups, until just cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 10 minutes.
Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices and toss with pesto in a large bowl.
Toss brined cucumbers and radishes with parsley, 3 tablespoons vinaigrette, and salt and pepper to taste.
Stir mint into chickpea salad.
Toss beans with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette and salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with almonds.
Toss tomatoes with 3 tablespoons vinaigrette, basil, and salt and pepper to taste.
Toss lettuce with 1 tablespoon vinaigrette.
Arrange chicken, mushrooms, and salads side by side on a large platter and serve remaining vinaigrette on the side.

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