Mack Daddy Grilled Chicken Salad

Mack Daddy Grilled Chicken Salad

This recipe comes from one of the greatest guys I know and a true BBQ enthusiast, Dave Mackley.  His recipe provides a great light choice for your grilling experience that truly does hit all taste buds.

What you’ll need….

  • 4 chicken tenders (1 to 2 tenders per plate)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 3 tbsp. dried cranberries chopped
  • ¼ cup red onion sliced thin
  • 2 medium carrots sliced
  • 4 cherry tomatoes sliced in 8ths
  • 2 small cucumbers peeled and sliced lengthwise then sliced thin
  • 3-4 cups arugula
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. raspberry vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. walnuts toasted and crushed
  • 3-4 tbsp. Hawg Nutz Sweet n Sassy Rub
  • 2-4 tbsp. goat cheese crumbles

The Process

  1. Microwave orange juice for 10 seconds in a microwave safe dish; add chopped cranberries and let soak while prepping other ingredients.
  2. Season chicken tenders with Hawg Nutz Rub; spray nonstick pan and cook tenders until done, turning once.
  3. Remove chicken; cool and cut into ½ inch pieces
  4. In a large bowl, mix salt, pepper, oil and vinegar; add vegetables and cranberries to bowl and toss to coat
  5. Place vegetable mixture on a large plate and sprinkle with chicken, goat cheese and walnuts.
  6. Enjoy!

Serves:  4 small plates or 2 large plates