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Spinach, Tortellini & Grilled Chicken Salad

In the summer, many of our dinners consist of a main salad and bread.  I just use what I have on hand and throw it together, making sure I have some sort of protein, which helps keep us full.  Tonight the protein I used was grilled chicken, but I have also used hard boiled eggs or beans/lentils.  We use whatever dressing we have on hand, or just keep it simple by drizzling it with a good olive oil and some fresh lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Here is what I used tonight, my family loved it.  Another no recipe, recipe.

Spinach, Tortellini, & Grilled Chicken Salad


“Almost Naked” Grilled Chicken



Green Pepper



Mandarin Oranges (I’ve also used Craisins)


My family loved the salad, but see that grilled summer squash in the background?  My youngest cried about eating it, then gagged on it.  Thought you would like to know…:)


Almost Naked Grilled Chicken

This grilled chicken is almost naked, but so flavorful!  It is super simple, and perfect for topping salads or serving with rice pilaf.  I got the “no-recipe recipe” from a relative (hi Shirley!) who is one of the best cooks I know and has the best recipes.  Every time I have her chicken, I ask, “what did you season that with?” and every time she answers “just lemon juice, onion salt and pepper.”  And I say “Oh, yea, I ask you that ever time, huh?”  By making it myself tonight and writing this post, I am sure it will stay in my memory so I won’t ask her again!
  It tasted great for dinner tonight, I used it to make a Spinach Tortellini Salad and it was perfection.

Almost Naked Grilled Chicken
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 lemon
Onion Salt

~Slice lemon in half and squeeze 1/2 a lemon onto 2 breasts.
~Repeat with the other half of lemon.
~Sprinkle both sides of chicken breast liberally with onion salt and a bit of pepper.
~Let sit for at least 1/2 hour.

Can’t get much more simple than that, huh?
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