Watermelon and Arugula Chicken Salad

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Watermelon and Arugula Chicken Salad
Watermelon and Arugula Chicken Salad
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Ingredients

  • Chicken:
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped mint
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • Watermelon Salad:
  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 4 cups bite-sized watermelon chunks
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • ½ teaspoon balsamic glaze

Directions

  1. Mix the olive oil, mint, and garlic together in a small bowl; add the chicken breasts and turn to coat. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 to 8 hours.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-low. Transfer the chicken to the skillet and pour the marinade over breasts; cook until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and cut into strips.
  3. While the chicken cooks, mix the remaining olive oil, red wine vinegar, honey, and salt together in a small bowl; season with pepper.
  4. Put the arugula into a salad bowl; top with the chicken breasts, watermelon, and feta cheese. Drizzle the dressing and balsamic glaze over the salad immediately before serving.
Mealthy tip:

For a vegan take on this delicious salad, forgo the chicken and cheese and replace the honey with agave nectar.

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February 20, 2018 at 2:44am

Katie Hason says:

I made this salad for a party and it was a big hit. Who would have thought, watermelon and chicken together in a salad? It was delicious and sweet. I definitely plan to make again.

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September 12, 2017 at 8:22am

Aja A says:

Great salad, however as my previous reviews, I tend to leave out the arugula portion or buy it to have my friend try out since she loves it. I used a mix of romaine and spinach. Love the balsamic glaze paired with the chicken and watermelon. A wonderful salad to prepare during watermelon season so you can get the sweetest ones you can.