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Recipe by Jamie Purviance

Chicken and Mango Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    45 mins

  • Grilling Time

    8 to 12 mins

  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    45 mins

  • Grilling Time

    8 to 12 mins

the Ingredients

  • Glaze
  • 2 cups / 480 milliliters bottled pomegranate juice
  • ⅓ cup / 65 grams firmly packed light brown/muscovado sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  •  
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, each about 6 ounces/170 grams
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons reserved glaze (from above)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Salad
  • 6 cups / 170 grams loosely packed mixed baby greens
  • 2 mangoes, peeled and cut into ¼-inch/6-millimeter slices
  • 1 cup / 25 grams loosely packed fresh mint leaves
  • ½ cup / 60 grams hazelnuts, toasted, skinned, and roughly chopped

Instructions

  • 01 In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the pomegranate juice, brown sugar, and vinegar. Bring to a boil, whisking until the sugar is dissolved, and continue to boil until the mixture is slightly thickened and reduced to a generous ½ cup/120 milliliters, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in the cumin. Transfer 2 tablespoons of the glaze from the saucepan to a small bowl and add the mint. Set aside for brushing over the uncooked chicken before grilling. Transfer another 2 tablespoons of the glaze from the saucepan to a separate small bowl and set aside for use in the salad dressing. Reserve the remaining glaze in the saucepan for drizzling over the chicken before serving.
  • 02 Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350° to 450°F/180° to 230°C).
  • 03 Coat the chicken breasts with the oil and then brush both sides with the 2 tablespoons reserved pomegranate-mint glaze. Season the chicken evenly with the cumin, salt, and pepper.
  • 04 To make the dressing: To the small bowl with the 2 tablespoons of glaze, add the oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper and whisk to blend. Set aside.
  • 05 Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the chicken, smooth (skin) side down first, over direct medium heat,with the lid closed, until the meat is firm to the touch and opaque all the way to the center, 8 to 12 minutes, turning once or twice. Remove from the grill and let rest while assembling the salad. 
  • 06 In a large bowl combine the mixed greens, mango, mint, and hazelnuts. Add the dressing and toss to coat.
  • 07 Cut the chicken breasts crosswise into ½-inch/12-milliliter slices. Transfer one sliced chicken breast half to each of four plates. Drizzle the chicken with the remaining reserved glaze from the saucepan. Serve the salad alongside the chicken.
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