Grilled Mojo Chicken Salad With Asparagus and Oranges

Grilled Mojo Chicken Salad With Asparagus and Oranges

13 Reviews 2 Pics
USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson
Recipe by  USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson

“The flavoring mixture, which accounts for most of the ingredients, is easy to assemble and, as a bonus, serves as both meat marinade and salad dressing. Simply siphon off some of the mixture as a marinade. Whisk extra oil into the rest for a first-rate dressing.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

  1. Whisk first seven ingredients plus 2 Tbs. oil in a 2-cup measuring cup. Pour all but 3/4 cup of mixture into a gallon-sized zipper bag. Add chicken; seal and refrigerate 30 minutes to 4 hours. Whisk 1/4 cup of oil into remaining mixture for dressing. Peel and section oranges. Sprinkle asparagus with oil, salt, pepper.
  2. Build a fire on only one side of grill (to conserve charcoal). When coals are covered with white ash, place chicken on rack over direct heat, cover and grill until well browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Turn, cover and grill another 4 to 6 minutes. Remove chicken and add asparagus, spears perpendicular to rack. Grill 3 to 5 minutes, until well browned and just cooked through.
  3. Remove chicken and let stand for 5 minutes or up to 1 hour. Cut, crosswise, into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Toss greens, oranges, salt and pepper with most of the dressing. Arrange salad in six shallow bowls. Place chicken and asparagus over each. Drizzle with remaining dressing.

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Reviews (13)

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Shelbeans82
10

Shelbeans82

Both my boyfriend and I really enjoyed this recipe. I cut each chicken breast into 3 pieces and marinated for about 3 1/2 hours. I then grilled inside on a George Foreman and both the chicken and asparagus turned out great. I will definitely make this again.

emily.
9

emily.

Adjustments I made were simple. Instead of making the mojo marinade, I bought Goya's Mojo marinade (check in the Spanish sections of your grocery store!). I left about one-fifth of the bottle for the dressing. Next time, I will let them marinate overnight to see if there is a difference; this time they sat for about nine hours. For the asparagus, I lightly drizzled it with olive oil and fresh lemon zest before I put them on the grill to get them nice and hot. I subsituted the mixed greens for spinach, kept the oranges. For the dressing, I had pineapple-orange-banana fruit juice on hand and filled the mojo bottle to be about half-full. It was a great fruity but fun combination and everyone loved it!

Jennifer
8

Jennifer

This was pretty good. I didn't grill the asparagus because it was for a party & I grilled ahead of time. I steamed it, but it would be better grilled. Next, I used canned mandarin oranges rather than fresh. The greens part needs some jazzing up. Next time I will add feta cheese & either spicy pumpkin seeds or carmelized pecans. The marinade is great, but as a dressing, I thought it was a bit too much orange. I will probably add more lime juice next time. Very good summer recipe. All the women I had over for my patio party LOVED it. I also made Lemon Posset from this site for dessert & cucumber slices topped with dill seasoned cream cheese mixed with a can of crab meat for an appetizer.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 386 cal
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 17.2 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs
  • 27.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 32.5 g
  • 65%
  • Cholesterol
  • 75 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium
  • 290 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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