When it’s too hot to cook, it’s time to go to Plan B–grilling! This tasty salad combines a lot of flavor with easy prep, cook, and clean-up. What more could you want on a summer evening after a hard day at work or play?
Total Time: 20 Min.
Cook Time: 20 Min.
Get tips on buying and prepping produce for this BBQ Chicken with Grilled Apples recipe with this how-to video. Requiring just seven ingredients and 20 minutes of prep time, this BBQ Chicken Salad with Grilled Apples is a Healthy Living recipe you’ll want to keep on hand!
What You Need
4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb.)
2 Granny Smith apples, each cut into 4 wedges
1 large red onion, cut into 4 wedges
1/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
1/2 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
6 cups loosely packed torn mixed salad greens
1/2 cup KRAFT Classic Ranch Dressing
Let’s Make It
1 – Heat grill to medium-high heat.
2 – Brush chicken, apples and onions with Italian dressing. Grill 10 min. or until chicken is done (165°F) and apples and onions are tender, turning occasionally and brushing chicken with barbecue sauce the last few minutes.
3 – Slice chicken. Toss with salad greens, apples and onions.
4 – Serve topped with ranch dressing.
Tip 1 – Substitute: Substitute KRAFT Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing for the Italian dressing.
Tip 2 – Nutrition Bonus: Grilled apples, onions and tangy barbecue chicken make the perfect toppings for this flavorful low-calorie main-dish salad.
My Tips: Tip one works for me while LG prefers the original Ranch dressing. Either is tasty. Also, I’ve substituted fresh spinach (hence the vinegarette dressing) and it was yummy too! And, I serve the salad dry so folks can put the amount of dressing they want on their own serving.
Can you guess where I found the original for this recipe? You got it! My Food and Family is a great source so go check them out. I reached back into the archives for this book. Why? Because Peni, Nick, and their nemesis, Theodore Vasile are linked to the Irish Wolves. If you haven’t read DOUBLE TROUBLE, Peni is on the run with her new-born twins. Vasile has put a million-dollar bounty on her head. For…reasons. Nick is called in to help by an old friend from BlackOps days. Anyway, it’s an exciting book set at Roxanne St. Clair’s Barefoot Bay resort. Nick informed me that he’s become quite the grill master and while he might throw on a side of steak with this salad, Peni thinks it’s perfect and the twins love the grilled apples. This story has ties to other stories but it’s stand-alone so you can enjoy it without havig read any of my other books. Just click on the cover or the title to head over to Books2Read since this book is available from a wide variety of etailers.
What about y’all? Do you want out of the kitchen in the summer but still want good food? And do you like to read while you eat? Provided you’re eating alone, of course… 😁
Love me some grilled chicken on my salad, but I’m not sure about apples. My salads are usually nothing fancy – lettuce, carrots, tomatoes and some kind of meat n cheese.
Love love love this book! I really wish more people would find your books and love them as much as I do. I cook in the summer. If i get hot, I crank up the AC. If I feel too hot to cook, we do sandwiches or salad (if I have it in the house). And no, I don’t read while I eat or eat while I read. The potential of getting food on my books, doncha know. :shudder:
Ah, that’s the joy of audio books. 😉 And I’m not huge on apples, but this is kind of an interesting taste combination.
Believe it or not, I’m rereading this book. I normally don’t read my stuff after I publish it because there’s always something I want to fix. This one? I’m like…damn! This is pretty good stuff. LOLOL And yeah, I wish more people would find all OUR books. You have some awesome one out there that I totally love too. Wish I had a magic wand…