Grilled Chicken Salad With Sugar-Glazed Almonds

“A refreshing salad boasting grilled chicken, greens, tomatoes, avocados and pear. It includes homemade dressing and sweetened with sugar-glazed almonds. Adapted from Jan Roberts-Dominguez.”
READY IN:
25mins
SERVES:
4
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. To Make The Salad Dressing: In a blender or food processor, combine the vinegar, sugar, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion, Worcestershire sauce, paprika and salt. Blend until most of sesame seeds are ground. Scrape contents into a small bowl, then whisk in the oil in a slow, steady stream. Makes 3/4 cup.
  2. To Assemble: Cut the chicken into 1/4-inch pieces and combine with 1/2 cup vinaigrette, the salad greens, diced tomatoes, avocado, almonds and onion. Arrange the romaine lettuce leaves on salad plates, then divide salad mixture between them. Garnish with the pear slices.
  3. To Make Sugar-Glazed Almonds: In a nonstick skillet, roast sliced almonds over medium-high heat until golden, shaking pan to prevent scorching. Sprinkle on about 2 tablespoons sugar, stirring constantly and cook until sugar melts around almonds. Remove from heat and quickly scrape almonds onto a sheet of waxed paper to cool. Makes 1/2 cup.

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