Grilled Chicken and Wheat-Berry Salad

I’m always on the hunt for a good salad recipe because I’m a meat and potatoes type of girl and salads can taste a bit boring. I ran across this recipe from health.com and it was surprisingly delicious!!!! Check out the recipe and let me know how you like it!

 

Grilled Chicken and Wheat-Berry Salad
Serves 16
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups water
  2. 1 cup hard winter wheat berries, rinsed and drained
  3. 1 bay leaf
  4. 2 cups baby spinach leaves, divided
  5. 1 cup green apple, peeled and cut into julienne strips
  6. 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  7. 3 tablespoons Cucumber Yogurt Dressing
  8. 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  9. 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  10. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  11. 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  12. Cooking spray
  13. 1/4 cup chopped green onion
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat grill.
  2. 2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a simmer; cover and cook for 2 hours, 15 minutes or until wheat berries are almost tender. Drain and place in a bowl; discard bay leaf. Coarsely chop 1 cup spinach leaves. Add chopped spinach, apple, bell pepper, dressing, and mustard to the wheat berries, and toss well.
  3. 3. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until done. Thinly slice chicken.
  4. 4. Divide remaining spinach evenly among 4 plates. Place 1/2 cup wheat-berry mixture on top of spinach. Arrange chicken evenly over berry mixture; sprinkle with green onions.
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