Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Grilled Chicken and Rice Salad

Happy Hump Day or Happy Wednesday to all of my readers.  I thought this recipe sounded good.  I have not had artichoke hearts before, though.  Has anyone ever tried them?  Let me know with a comment.
4 servings
Start to Finish: 30 minutes


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)


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

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.

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.

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

Thyme Vinaigrette: In a screw-top jar combine 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; and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cover and shake well

1 comment:

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