Warm Spinach, Navy Bean & Grilled Chicken Salad

The Dijon mustard and balsamic vinegar marinade infuses the chicken with wonderful flavour prior to grilling.

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp Dijon mustard

2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp maple syrup
4 tbsp lemon juice, fresh squeezed
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

3 cups baby spinach, rinsed and patted dry
1 can mixed beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup walnuts
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1-1/2 yellow pepper, thinly sliced



Step 1: Mix marinade ingredients together in a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken.

Step 2: Close bag and turn until the chicken is completely coated with marinade.

Step 3: Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.


Step 1: Preheat grill using medium-high heat.

Step 2: Grill chicken with the lid closed for 10 minutes per side or until juices run clear when pierced with a knife and the internal temperature of each piece is 165°F. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

Step 3: Slice into thin strips.


Step 1: Combine the first 6 dressing ingredients. Whisk in oil until well blended.


Step 1: Divide spinach onto 4 large dinner plates and top each with mixed beans, walnuts, onion and yellow pepper.

Step 2: Add chicken slices and drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately.

Reprinted with permission from the Chicken Farmers of Canada.

Chicken Farmers of Canada