Indulge in a flavorful and wholesome meal with this recipe for grilled chicken and plantain salad. The combination of tender grilled chicken, caramelized plantains, and vibrant salad greens creates a satisfying and nutritious dish. The grilled chicken is seasoned to perfection, while the sweet and savory plantains add a delightful twist. Tossed with a tangy dressing, this salad is a perfect balance of flavors and textures. Get ready to enjoy a delicious and refreshing grilled chicken and plantain salad
Grilled Chicken and Plantain Salad
- grill pan
- Cutting board
- mixing bowl
- serving platter
- chicken breasts
- olive oil
- dried thyme
- Salt and pepper
- ripe plantains
- honey or brown sugar
- salad greens
- cherry tomatoes
- red onion
- sliced almonds
- Preheat the grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the olive oil, minced garlic, paprika, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix well to create a marinade.
- Pat the chicken breasts dry with a paper towel and place them in the marinade. Coat the chicken evenly with the marinade.
- Grill the chicken breasts for about 6-8 minutes per side or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Remove from the grill and let them rest for a few minutes before slicing.
- Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium heat .Add the sliced plantains to the pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side until they turn golden brown and caramelized.
- Optional: Drizzle honey or sprinkle brown sugar over the plantains during the last minute of cooking for added sweetness .Remove the caramelized plantains from the pan and set aside.
- In a salad bowl or serving platter, arrange the mixed salad greens .Add the cherry tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion, and sliced almonds (or preferred nuts) to the bowl.
- Toss the salad gently to combine the ingredients.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, honey or maple syrup, salt, and pepper until well combined .Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat the ingredients evenly.
- Slice the grilled chicken breasts into thin strips .Arrange the caramelized plantains and grilled chicken on top of the salad.
- Serve the grilled chicken and plantain salad immediately and enjoy the delightful flavors.