Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad With Avocado

Fresh, nutritious, tasty—and no hot oven required. For a quick entrée salad absolutely bursting with flavor, turn to this simple recipe combining grilled chicken and charred corn. Whip up the lemon vinaigrette, which contains garlic and fresh rosemary for an earthy kick, as the grill gets hot. Then, back inside, you’ll slice the kernels off the cob and cut up the chicken, before tossing it all with baby spinach, avocado and salty Parmesan. Bonus: The main ingredients here also pass muster, a la carte, with picky eaters, who can tuck into some chicken, corn, avocado and cheese sans greens.

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 427 calories
    • Fat 27 g
    • Sat Fat 6 g
    • Cholesterol 57 mg
    • Sodium 725 mg
    • Protein 27 g
    • Carbohydrate 23 g
    • Sugar 3 g
    • Fiber 7 g
    • Iron 3 mg
    • Calcium 254 mg
Fresh, nutritious, tasty—and no hot oven required. For a quick entrée salad absolutely bursting with flavor, turn to this simple recipe combining grilled chicken and charred corn. Whip up the lemon vinaigrette, which contains garlic and fresh rosemary for an earthy kick, as the grill gets hot. Then, back inside, you’ll slice the kernels off the cob and cut up the chicken, before tossing it all with baby spinach, avocado and salty Parmesan. Bonus: The main ingredients here also pass muster, a la carte, with picky eaters, who can tuck into some chicken, corn, avocado and cheese sans greens.

Ingredients

  1. Check 4 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for the grill
  2. Check ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  3. Check 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  4. Check 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  5. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  6. Check 2 6-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  7. Check 3 ears corn, shucked
  8. Check 5 ounces baby spinach (about 6 cups)
  9. Check 1 avocado, cut into bite-size pieces
  10. Check 2 ounces Parmesan, shaved

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Once it is hot, clean the grill grate with a wire brush. Just before grilling, oil the grill grate.
  2. Whisk together the lemon juice, rosemary, garlic, 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Transfer half the dressing to a small bowl; set aside. Add the chicken to the remaining dressing and turn to coat.
  3. Rub the corn with the remaining tablespoon of oil and season with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  4. Grill the corn and chicken, covered, turning occasionally, until the corn is tender and lightly charred, 4 to 6 minutes, and an instant-read thermometer inserted in each pieces of chicken registers 165º F, 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Cut the kernels off the cobs and slice the chicken.
  6. Toss the spinach, chicken, corn, and avocado with the reserved dressing and sprinkle with the Parmesan.