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Grilled Chicken Breasts
with Salsa and Gazpacho Salad

No recipe image available.A flavorful, south-of-the-border-style entrée salad, grilled chicken is served over baby field greens tossed with a velvety gazpacho dressing and drizzled with a spicy, fire-roasted tomato chipotle salsa.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 large boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound baby field mixed greens
Velvety Gazpacho Dressing (recipe follows)
Fire Roasted Tomato Chipotle salsa (recipe follows)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Gently pound chicken breasts to even thickness. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on prepared charcoal grill and cook about 5 minutes on each side. Remove chicken from grill and keep warm.
  2. In large bowl, place greens. Add Velvety Gazpacho Dressing in desired amount (refrigerate unused portion).
  3. Serve the grilled chicken over the salad greens and spoon the Fire Roasted Tomato Chipotle Salsa over the top, as desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Velvety Gazpacho Dressing: In blender or food processor, place 5 tomatillos (husked, rinsed and diced), 1/2 cup virgin olive oil, 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 1/3 cup sherry vinegar, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves and 1/2 ripe avocado (pitted, peeled and diced). Puree. Add 1/2 red onion (peeled and diced), 2 large diced plum tomatoes, 1/2 cucumber (peeled and diced), 2 serrano chiles (seeded and finely minced) and 1 red bell pepper (seeded and diced). Puree again and add 1 teaspoon salt.

Fire Roasted Tomato Chipotle Salsa: In saute pan over medium heat, place 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil. Add 1/2 onion (chopped) and saute until caramelized, about 10 minutes. In food processor or blender, place onion, 1 pound blackened Roma tomatoes and 4 teaspoons finely minced roasted garlic. Pulse until finely chopped but not pureed. Add 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro leaves and 4 chopped chipotle chiles in adobo; pulse to mix. Peel, seed and chop 1 pound Roma tomatoes and add to mixture with 1/4 cup virgin olive oil, 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon salt and 1 teaspoon granulated sugar.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.