Also, don't be afraid of the amount of ingredients! Most of them are dry spices you probably already have on hand! I did have to go out and get the walnuts and feta, but everything else is pretty basic! And the salad is something I would buy in a restaurant! Feel free to switch up the blackberries too - strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries would all be delicious in this salad!
Citrus Chicken Salad with Sugared Walnuts, Feta and Blackberries
by Girls in Aprons, adapted from Martha Stewart
For the chicken:
1/4 cup lime or lemon juice2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried basil or thyme
2 (4 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
DirectionsIn a bowl, combine the first seven ingredient; mix well. Pour half of the marinade into a resealable plastic bag. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade; add chicken to the bag. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Drain and discard marinade. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 6 in. from heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until juices run clear; basting occasionally with reserved marinade.
For the salad:
2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh orange juice (I just squeezed an orange)
1 teaspoon coarse salt, plus more to taste
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
10 ounces mixed salad greens, such as baby spinach and red-leaf and Boston lettuces
1 small container blackberries
9 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
Sugared Walnuts (I found them at Trader Joe's - they are oh so good...)
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Whisk together vinegar, orange juice, and salt. Add oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking until emulsified.
Put salad greens, blackberries, feta, and walnuts into a bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette, and toss gently. Season with salt and pepper. Place sliced chicken on top of each salad.