Grilled Chicken and Melon Salad

Grilled Chicken and Melon Salad

Grilled Chicken and Melon Salad

Make-Ahead Time up to 1 day before serving

Final Prep Time 5 minutes


Makes 4 servings


3/4 cup orange marmalade, divided
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, divided
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and sliced
1/2 honeydew melon, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch-thick slices
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon jalapeño pepper sauce
10 cups mixed lettuce greens
1 pint fresh strawberries, halved


  1. Combine 1/3 cup orange marmalade, 2 tablespoons vinegar, soy sauce and ginger. Brush marmalade mixture over chicken, then over melons. Arrange melons in grill basket or thread onto skewers.
  2. Grill chicken over hot coals 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in center. Grill melons, covered, 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Combine remaining marmalade, 1/4 cup vinegar, oil, cilantro and jalapeño pepper sauce in jar with tight-fitting lid; shake well to blend.
  4. To complete recipe, arrange lettuce, chicken, melon and strawberries on serving plates; spoon marmalade mixture over top.


For a special touch, garnish with fresh produce such as red and green bell peppers or jalapeño peppers.

Nutritional Information

Calories 498
Total Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 69 mg
Carbohydrate 78 g
Fiber 9 g
Protein 31 g
Sodium 395 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fruit 5
Vegetable 1
Meat 3

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