Grilled Chicken and Pear Salad

with goat cheese, walnuts, and balsamic onions

$9.95 per serving

Many salads with chicken are less than satisfying. Not so with this dish. Juicy roasted chicken, creamy goat cheese, toasted walnuts, balsamic-roasted red onions, and fresh pear make this salad hearty, filling, and most importantly – delicious.

  • Contains Eggs
  • Contains Fish
  • Contains Wheat
  • Contains Milk
  • Contains Soy
  • Contains Shellfish
  • Contains Peanuts
  • Contains Tree Nuts
A note about serious food allergies
  • Nutrition per serving

  • Calories
    552
  • Carbohydrates
    35g
  • Fat
    22g
  • Protein
    53g
  • Sodium
    202mg
  • Prep & Cook Time
    25-35 min.
  • Cook Within
    5 days
  • Difficulty
    Easy
  • Spice Level
    Not Spicy
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  • In The Box

  • 1½ fl. oz. Balsamic Vinegar
  • ½ oz. Honey
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Anjou Red Pear
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 oz. Walnut Halves
  • 4 oz. Baby Spinach
  • 1 oz. Goat Cheese Crumbles
  • 1 oz. Dried Cherries
Grilled Chicken and Pear Salad with goat cheese, walnuts, and balsamic onions
  • In Your Kitchen

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Grill Pan or Outdoor Grill
  • 1 Mixing Bowl
  • 1 Small Pan

Recipe shown serves 2

Recipe Instructions

    Before Cooking

    While Cooking

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      Before Cooking

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Preheat outdoor grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Whisk together balsamic vinegar and honey in a large mixing bowl. Peel onion and slice into ¼" rounds. Quarter pear, core, and cut into ¼" slices. Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry, and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

  • Grilled Chicken and Pear Salad with goat cheese, walnuts, and balsamic onions
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    Roast the Onions

    Place onions on prepared baking sheet and drizzle with 1 Tbsp. balsamic-honey mixture (reserve remaining for vinaigrette). Spread into a single layer and roast until onions are softened, 15-18 minutes. While onions roast, cook chicken.

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    Cook the Chicken

    Drizzle chicken with 1 tsp. olive oil and place on grill. Grill until chicken reaches a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees, 5-6 minutes per side. Remove chicken from grill and let rest 5 minutes.

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    Make Vinaigrette and Toast Walnuts

    Whisk 2 Tbsp. olive oil into reserved balsamic-honey mixture and season to taste with salt and pepper. Salt will highlight sweetness and sharpness of balsamic and honey. Heat a small pan over medium heat. Add walnuts and cook, stirring constantly, until toasted and aromatic, 4-5 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.

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    Toss the Salad

    Add spinach to bowl with balsamic vinaigrette. Toss to combine and season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Grilled Chicken and Pear Salad with goat cheese, walnuts, and balsamic onions
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    Plate the Dish

    Slice chicken into ½" pieces. Place a serving of salad on a plate and top with separated rings of roasted onion, pear, and sliced chicken. Garnish with goat cheese crumbles (breaking up with your hands if needed), dried cherries, and toasted walnuts.

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