Orange Chicken and Mixed Greens Salad

I love bright summer vegetables! It is so lovely walking through the markets seeing all the gorgeous veggies! I always like to take advantage of using them as much as possible.

This is a large dish, so if you have less people just halve the recipe. Enjoy!!

pictures aug 09 005Orange Chicken and Mixed Greens Salad

Recipe adapted from Bon Appétit
serves 7-8

2/3 cup plus 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup honey
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
2 teaspoons grated orange peel
8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves

3 oranges, peel and white pits removed

6 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 large shallot, minced
1 pound mixed greens
1 red bell pepper, chopped

  1. Mix together 2/3 cup orange juice, honey, 3 garlic cloves, minced thyme and orange peel in a dish or plastic bag. (I prefer a foodsaver bag) Add chicken breasts and turn to coat. Cover and chill overnight, turning occasionally.
  2. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat) or preheat broiler/griddler. Remove chicken from marinade; reserve marinade. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Grill chicken until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to plate.
  3. Boil reserved marinade in heavy small saucepan until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 10 minutes. Cut oranges between membranes to release segments.
  4. Whisk oil, vinegar, shallot and remaining 1/4 cup orange juice and garlic clove in small bowl to blend. Season dressing with salt and pepper. Combine greens, bell pepper and orange segments in a very large bowl. Toss with dressing.
  5. Serve the chicken with the reduced marinade and the salad.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. y
    Aug 31, 2009 @ 21:32:40

    beautiful work!!


  3. marisaskitchen
    Sep 01, 2009 @ 11:16:47

    thank you 🙂


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