Recipe Summary

Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Yield: 4 servings

Ratings & Reviews

User rating: rating
Rated by 2 visitors

This recipe is...

rich in veggies
rich in veggies
lower in carbs
lower in carbs

Meet Pete

Sign up for FoodFit's FREE newsletters

Get healthy recipes, nutrition information and fitness tips!

privacy policy Submit
Spinach Salad with Barbecued Chicken, Grilled Red Onion and Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette
This recipe serves:   

For the roasted shallot vinaigrette:
1 shallot
drizzle of olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons chicken stock
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 tablespoon freshly chopped chives
freshly ground black pepper

For the barbecued chicken and grilled onions:
4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, about 4 ounces each
2 teaspoons olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 medium red onion, sliced thickly
1/4 cup barbecue sauce

For the spinach salad:
8 cups fresh spinach leaves, washed and torn into bite sized pieces

Cooking Instructions
For the roasted shallot vinaigrette:
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.

2. With the skin on, cut the shallot in half lengthwise. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. Drizzle the shallot with a bit of the olive oil and place them on the baking sheet cut side down.

3. Roast in the oven until the shallot is very soft, about 20 to 30 minutes.

4. When the shallot is cool enough to handle, remove the skin and the root end. Puree the shallot and salt in a food processor.

5. Add the mustard and puree. Add the vinegar by the tablespoon, pureeing after each addition.

6. With the motor running, add the olive oil and stock slowly through the feed tube.

7. Stir in the chives and pepper. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste.

For the barbecued chicken and grilled onion:
1. Preheat the grill to medium-high.

2. Brush the chicken breasts and onion slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.

3. Grill the chicken for about 4 to 6 minutes each side, depending on the thickness until the chicken is cooked through. During the last 3 minutes of cooking, brush the chicken on all sides with the barbecue sauce. Grill the onion about 2 to 3 minutes per side, using a spatula to turn the onions while being careful to keep the rings together. Remove the chicken and onions from the grill and place on a cutting board to rest. Cut the chicken into strips. Separate the onion slices into rings.
(The chicken and onions can be grilled in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.)

For the spinach salad:

1. Place the lettuce in a bowl and toss it with the vinaigrette. Arrange the chicken strips and grilled onion rings on top.

Serving Size: 1 chicken breast with salad

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 4
Per Serving
Calories 225 Carbohydrate 9 g
Fat 8 g Fiber 3 g
Protein 29 g Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 384 mg    


This recipe can be personalized for your nutritional needs when you join the FoodFit Plan -- our healthy lifestyle program for lasting weight-loss.

FoodFit is a part of HealthCentral
© 1999- The HealthCentral Network, Inc., Copyright All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use