Grilled Chicken with Crunchy Salad

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Difficulty:
easy
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Preparation:
25 min.
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ready in 2 h. 55 min.
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This Italian-inspired dish is rich in lean protein and vitamins from the spring salad mix.

Add some tomatos to this dish for a dash of heart-healthy lycopene.

Ingredients

for
4
For Grilled Marinated Chicken Thighs
12 boneless, skinless Chicken thigh
0.333 cup fresh Basil (finely chopped)
0.333 cup fresh cilantro (finely chopped)
1 tablespoon fresh ginger (grated)
2 cloves garlic (peeled and minced)
1 teaspoon red Chili flakes
1 ½ tablespoons Nam pla (asian fish sauce)
1 ½ tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
For Croutons and Spring Salad
3 cups day old, italian Bread (cut into 1 inch cubes)
3 tablespoons olive oil
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
salt (to taste)
freshly ground Black pepper (to taste)
spring greens
4 Radish (cleaned; trimmed and sliced)
1 Cucumber (peeled)
¼ cup Vinaigrette (your favorite)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.
For Grilled Marinated Chicken Thighs:
2.
Rinse the chicken under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels.
3.
In a small glass bowl combine the basil, cilantro, ginger, garlic, red chili, fish sauce, soy sauce, olive oil and brown sugar.
4.
Place the chicken and the marinade in a one gallon resealable plastic storage bag. Squeeze bag to coat the chicken. Secure seal and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
5.
When ready to cook, preheat grill to medium heat and brush grill grate with oil. Grill chicken for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
6.
For Croutons and Spring Salad:
7.
Preheat oven to 400º F.
8.
Place cubed bread in a large bowl. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper; mix well. Drizzle oil mixture over cubed bread, tossing to coat.
9.
Spread seasoned croutons onto a baking sheet in a single layer and bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
10.
Meanwhile, rinse the greens and gently pat dry with paper towels. Quarter the cucumber lengthwise and slice into bite-size pieces.
11.
Place greens, sliced radishes, cucumber and croutons in a salad bowl. Toss to mix; drizzle with vinaigrette and toss again. Divide grilled chicken between serving plates and top with salad. Serve.