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Grilled Chicken BROCCOLINI® baby broccoli Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans

Grilled Chicken BROCCOLINI® baby broccoli Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans

Prep Time
15 minutes
Total Time
45 minutes
Skill Level


  • 2 bunches Mann’s BROCCOLINI® baby broccoli (about 15-18 stalks)
  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless, skinned, cut in half
  • ¾ pounds mixed lettuces
  • 2 pears, cored and sliced (or substitute) red potatoes
  • ¾ cup pecans, toasted, glazed (or substitute walnuts )
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

Sweet-Tart Dressing

  • ½ teaspoon marjoram
  • ½ basil
  • ½ rosemary
  • ½ ground black pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar

The Method

The Method

The Method

Drop BROCCOLINI® baby broccoli into boiling water. After 3 minutes, drain and rinse with cold water to stop cooking process. Toss chicken breasts with ¼ cup dressing. Marinate 1 or 2 hours in refrigerator. Grill or broil marinated chicken, basting with dressing. Slice crosswise. Line 4 plates with lettuces and arrange BROCCOLINI® baby broccoli, pear (or potato) and chicken on top. Sprinkle with nuts and goat cheese. Drizzle with dressing.

Sweet-Tart Dressing: Crush ½ teaspoon each dried marjoram, basil, rosemary and ground black pepper in mortar to release flavors. Put seasonings in jar; add ½ cup olive oil, ⅓ cup red wine vinegar and 3 tablespoons sugar. Shake until well blended.

Note: To glaze nuts, combine ½ cup sugar with 2 tablespoons water in skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until it melts and turns golden. Watch carefully as it turns color. Pour syrup over toasted pecans on oiled cookie sheet. Quickly separate nuts for even glaze. When cool, crack off excess glaze.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 432g | Servings: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 420 | Calories from Fat 190 l Total Fat 21g (sat fat 4g trans 0g) l Cholesterol 105mg l Sodium 240mg l Total Carbohydrate 26g l Dietary Fiber 12g l Sugars 11g l Protein 36g l Vitamin A 180% l Vitamin C 120% l Calcium 15% l Iron 20%

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