Grilled Citrus chicken salad
Here is another salad I created and it turned out extremely delicious !!! So I’d like to share with you how I made it. If I’m honest – I use to Feel hesitant when giving away recipes especially when it’s your own but I’ve come peace with it … I think it would be nice to share it with the world and put it out there ! Who knows Maybe it might turn out to be your favorite salad too ☺☺☺
So here is what you need :
Sun dried tomatoes
Buffalo mozzarella cheese
Fresh Parmesan cheese ( just a few shreds of it. )
Small sized chicken legs
Small cube of butter
NOW The secret to this excellent salad is the marinade ! I was trying to find the marinade for “el pollo loco ” chicken – cause I personally think their chicken is absolutely amazing ! So here is what I used for the marinade
-Lots of lime juice
-a bit of pineapple juice
Mix all those ingredients together with the chicken – Now you want to leave the chicken in the marinade at least an hour before putting it on the grill – of course the longer you marinate it the better it will taste . Even 24 hours is good 😉
– When your ready to cook the chicken you must use a grill pan. The reason I use a grill pan is so the juices of the chicken stay at the bottom and it stops a lot of the oil from the chicken to cook in it. If you don’t use a grill It will turn out like fried chicken so do use a grill pan.
Put the fire on medium heat and when it’s hot enough just put a little butter so the chicken does not stick on the grill – olive oil works just fine too!
Cook the chicken for about 6-7 minutes on each side ( also don’t want to keep moving the chicken so the juices stay in there ) while the chicken is cooking u can already prepare the rest of the salad on a plate – add the greens, tomatoes , and the buffalo mozzarella cheese so when your chicken is done you can just place it on top just like on the picture. And for the dressing I just drizzle the salad with the juices on the pan cause it has so much flavor and zest in it . You may also squeeze some lime on to the salad or while your cooking the chicken you can squeeze some into the pan.
And there you have the finished product ! Wasn’t that easy? And look how pretty the dish came out 😋 trust me it tastes even better than it looks.
Hope you enjoyed this !!!