Some of us will want fresh lighter fare for the pre-game meal. This tasty salad used Maple Leaf Prime Chicken Breasts sliced into a roasted fruit, bacon and herb salad and tossed in a light vinaigrette.
|2 lb||roasted sliced fruit such as cherries, peaches, apple, pear, etc.|
|2 Pkg||Maple Leaf Prime Natually Portions Chicken Breasts|
|12||strips of Maple Leaf Bacon|
|1/4||red onion, diced|
|1/4 cup||natural liquid honey|
|1 tsp||garlic powder|
|2||pinches, cayenne powder (to taste)|
|1 cup||extra virgin olive oil|
|1/2 cup||unsalted cashews or pecans, chopped|
|1/4 cup||finely chopped fresh coriander leaves|
|4||belgian endive, leaves removed, sliced.|
|1/2 tsp||cinnamon powder (optional)|
Marinate Chicken breasts and the fruit (in separate bowls) in a mixture of (half the) lemon juice, olive oil, honey and spices for at least 1 hour.
Grill Chicken Breasts for 15 minutes on medium high, discard the leftover marinade.
Grill/roast the fruit for 10 minutes until caramelized - do not burn. If cooking in a pan, add a little butter to the fruit. (option, you may add a little honey too).Toss with cinnamon powder and cool.
Grill bacon for 3-5 minutes (do not burn). Cut into bite size pieces.
Slice chicken breasts, chop bacon and add the caramelized fruit.
Place all the cooked ingredients into a bowl with the cashews, endive leaf slices, diced red onion combine the remainder of the lemon juice, olive oil, honey and spices into a dressing.
Toss with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve while warm.
Hearty enough to satisfy, this dish is healthy, tasty and light enough for health concious Grey Cup fans.
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