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Wood Fire Grilled Chicken Apple And Pear Salad

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We visit Oswego Grill to learn how to make a fabulous Apple Pear salad, featuring chicken cooked over a wood fire grill, made with mesquite, apple and cherry wood. Delicious!
Ingredients
  Chicken breast 3⁄4 Pound (2 bres)
  Olive oil 4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cracked black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Arugula 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Pear 1 Medium, peeled, cored, and sliced
  Apple 1 Medium, peeled, cored, and sliced
  Lemon juice 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (For the Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette)
  Garlic 4 Tablespoon, minced (For the Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette)
  Lemon zest 1 Tablespoon, grated (For the Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette)
  Honey 4 Tablespoon (For the Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette)
  Muscadine grape 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), halved (optional, For the Garnish)
  Walnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), candied (optional, For the Garnish)
  Gorgonzola cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), crumbled (optional, For the Garnish)
  Asparagus spears 4 Medium, grilled (optional, For the Garnish)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Fire up your grill, using mesquite, apple and cherry wood chips to flavor the chicken.
2. Drizzle chicken with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, on both sides.

MAKING
3. Grill the chicken on the wood fired grill. When tender, take off the grill and let rest. If you are using asparagus, grill them too along with the chicken.
4. To make the lemon-garlic vinaigrette, in a large bowl, combine lemon juice, garlic, zest, honey, salt and pepper and blend well with a hand blender or wire whisk.
5. Gradually incorporate the oil, blending constantly, until thick and emulsified.

FINALIZING
6. Dice the grilled chicken into 1-inch cubes.
7. In a bowl, combine the arugula, apple and pear slices and chicken. Dress with the vinaigrette.
8. Toss well until well coated.

SERVING
9. Immediately pile the salad onto salad plates.
10. Garnish with grapes, walnuts and gorgonzola.
11. Finish by crossing 2 grilled asparagus spears on top of each salad portion.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
North American
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Grilling
Dish: 
Salad
Ingredient: 
Chicken Breast
Interest: 
Gourmet, Healthy
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
2
A gorgeous restaurant-style salad recipe for the fall, or even summer. The apple, cherry and mesquite wood flavored grilled chicken, along with the sweet juicy pears and crisp apple slices, dressed with a lemon-garlic and honey vinaigrette, is a magical combination of simple ingredients. A must try recipe for those who love a fancy salad!

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