Grilled Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe -
Grilled Chicken Citrus Salad Recipe
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Grilled Chicken Citrus Salad

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    2 hrs 45 mins


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together orange juice, lime juice, shallots, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and sugar. Pour 1/2 of this mixture into a large, resealable plastic bag, and add the chicken breasts. Seal, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Refrigerate the remaining dressing.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. In a large salad bowl, toss romaine lettuce with oranges, celery, and green onions. Set aside.
  3. Lightly oil grate, and place chicken on grill. Discard the marinade from the chicken. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes each side, or until juices run clear when pierced with a fork. Remove chicken from grill, and slice into thin strips.
  4. Toss salad with reserved dressing, and top with sliced chicken.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 15, 2008

Great dish with ingredients that surprisingly blended together very nicely. The one adjustment I made, since we couldn't grill tonight, was slice the chicken prior to marinating, then pan-cooked the chicken. It was very flavorful. Thank you for this recipe - we'll enjoy it again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 05, 2009

I thought the sauce failed as a dressing ... I couldn't eat the salad. I think it had something to do with the mixture raw garlic, orange and cumin. Basically, it barely stuck to the leaves, except the garlic stuck really well and it was just too strong. Otherwise, the chicken was fine. Not really a strong orange flavor, but it's good.


20 Ratings

Aug 04, 2005

The chicken came out nice with a very interesting flavor. I sauteed the chicken and it was very flavorful.

Apr 06, 2005

This recipie was SO amazing! Anytime you feell like having a yummy salad, go for this one!

Jul 08, 2009

This was very delicious. Believe it or not, I accidentally bought two grapefruit instead of two oranges. It was a rewarding accident. I recommend trying it this way, too.

May 01, 2009

Was okay. It marinated for a day or two, but I just found the flavor kind of blah and a little dry due to the acidic juices, maybe. Probably won't use this one again.

Jul 05, 2008

This recipe was okay but I probably won't make it again. I read reviews from others and added avacado as suggested, which was good. I would definitely suggest making at least twice the amount of dressing. there isn't enough to both marinate the chicken and dress the salad.

Oct 09, 2009

I had leftover chicken (Key West Chicken from this site) and I wanted to put it in a salad, so I used the marinade as a dressing - it was fresh and interesting! Really great. I'll try the full recipe next time.


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  • Calories
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 66 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 2.2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 5.6 g
  • 23%
  • Protein
  • 30 g
  • 60%
  • Sodium
  • 113 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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