Liana Robberecht is the executive chef at the Calgary Petroleum Club. She offers up a great salad featuring grilled chicken breast.
Grilled Chicken with Apple Salad
1 cup Toasted pecans
4 Gala apples (about 1 1/2 lb.)
1 (6-oz.) package baby spinach, thoroughly washed
1 (5-oz.) Arugula , thoroughly washed
3 ounces extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese, shaved
1/2 red pepper cored, sliced thin julienne
Salt and pepper to taste
4 chicken breasts , skin removed season with salt and pepper
Ginger Taragon Vinaigrette
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 to 8 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring after 4 minutes.
.2. Coat cold cooking grate of grill with cooking spray, and place on grill. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Cut apples crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick rings, cutting from one side through the other. Note : can use BBQ
.3. Grill seasoned chicken breasts , let rest , then slice before adding to salad
.4. Grill apple rings, covered with grill lid, 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until crisp-tender. Arrange spinach and arugula greens on a serving platter; top with apples, cheese, and toasted pecans. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Slice grilled chicken on top , drizzle with ginger tarragon Vinaigrette.
Ginger Tarragon Vinaigrette
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 piece (2 inches) fresh peeled ginger , grated (about 2 teaspoons)
1/4 cup first press canola oil
1/4 teaspoon salt , plus more to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
1 TBSP chopped fresh Tarragon
1tsp chopped fresh parsley
2 tsp Honey
1 zest of orange , plus the juice
2 tbsp White wine vinegar
Mix all of the ingredients together, adjust seasoning to taste.
Enjoy with chilled white wine or champagne ...of course!!
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