grilled chicken salad

This is always my go-to salad whenever I want to make a salad at home.

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First, I chop up some tomatoes, cilantros, and sweet onion.  I toss it together with some lime juice and put it in the fridge to chill.

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Then I grill two plain chicken breasts on the foreman grill – seriously it can’t be easier.

While the chicken breasts are cooking, I clean and dry some lettuce and spinach.

Once the chicken breasts are done, I place it on the cutting board to rest for about ten minutes.

I like to eat this with Italian dressing because it complements the lime juice so well.  I use this recipe for the Italian Dressing Mix.  It calls for 1 tbs garlic salt (I used 1 tbs garlic powder instead); 1 tbs onion powder; 1 tbs sugar; 2 tbs dried oregano; 1 tsp ground black pepper; 1/4 tsp dried thyme; 1 tsp dried basil; 1 tbs dried parsley; 1/4 tsp celery salt; and 2 tbs salt.  This makes half a cup of Italian dressing mix.

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To make the dressing, I just put 2 tablespoons of the mix in a jar, and add 1/4 cup white vinegar, 2/3 cup olive oil, and 2 tablespoons of water.  I put the lid on the jar and shake it up really well for a quick and easy dressing.

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To plate, pour the mixture of tomato, cilantro, onion, and lime juice over a bed of lettuce and spinach, and top it with sliced chicken breast and salad dressing.

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KT likes to sprinkle some Parmesan cheese over his salad for the finishing touch. No cheese for me, thanks.  Enjoy!

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