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Grilled Chicken and Rice Salad

Grilled Chicken and Rice Salad
Makes: 4  servings Start to Finish 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Thyme Vinaigrette
  • 12 ounces  skinless, boneless chicken breast halves or thighs
  • 1 cup  loose-pack frozen French-cut green beans
  • 2 cups  cooked brown rice and wild rice blend, chilled
  • 1 14 ounce can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 1 cup  shredded red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup  shredded carrot
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • Lettuce leaves (optional)

Directions

1. Prepare Thyme Vinaigrette. Brush chicken with 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette; set aside the remaining vinaigrette until ready to serve.

2. Grill chicken on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is tender and no longer pink, turning once halfway through grilling. (Or broil on the unheated rack of a broiler pan 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 12 to 15 minutes, turning once halfway through broiling.) Cut chicken into bite-size strips.

3. Meanwhile, rinse green beans with cool water for 30 seconds; drain well. In a large bowl toss together beans, cooked rice, artichoke hearts, cabbage, carrot, and green onion. Pour the remaining vinaigrette over rice mixture; toss to gently coat.

4. If desired, arrange lettuce leaves on 4 dinner plates. Top with the rice mixture and chicken.

Thyme Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup  white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons  olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons  water
  • 1 tablespoon  grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons  snipped fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon  black pepper

Directions

1. In a screw-top jar combine white wine vinegar, olive oil, water, Parmesan cheese, thyme, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Cover and shake well.

From FitnessMagazine.com