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Grilled Chicken, Corn, and Spinach Salad with Smoky Paprika Dressing

Serves 4 or 5

Hands-on Time
40 mins

Total Time
2 hrs 40 mins

Total Time
3 hrs 20 mins

The paprika delivers the smoky flavor, so you don't miss the char.

su-Grilled Chicken, Corn, and Spinach Salad with Smoky Paprika Dressing

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Food Styling: Randy Mon
 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
 1/4 cup sherry vinegar
 1 shallot, minced
 4 teaspoons sweet or hot smoked Spanish paprika
  About 1 tsp. kosher salt
 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
 1/2 teaspoon pepper
 1 pound boned, skinned chicken breast halves
 2 ears corn, husks and silks removed
 2 portabella mushrooms, stems trimmed
 2 qts. (5 oz.) lightly packed baby spinach
 2 green onions, cut into 2-in. slivers
Step 1

Whisk oil, vinegar, shallot, paprika, 1 tsp. salt, the oregano, and pepper in a medium bowl. Chill 1/2 cup of dressing. Add chicken to remaining dressing, turn to coat, and chill, covered, at least 1 1/2 hours or overnight. Let chicken and reserved dressing stand at room temperature about 30 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, heat grill to medium (350° to 450°). Transfer chicken to a plate. Add corn and mushrooms to marinade and brush to coat. Grill vegetables and chicken, turning once, until vegetables are streaked brown and chicken is no longer pink in center, 15 to 20 minutes for corn and 12 to 18 minutes for chicken and mushrooms. Transfer to a board as done.

Step 3

Cut warm corn kernels from cobs into a large bowl. Cut chicken and mushrooms into strips; then add to bowl, along with spinach, onions, and reserved dressing, and toss to coat. Season with salt if you like.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 343Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g39%

Saturated Fat 3.9g20%
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 375mg16%
Total Carbohydrate 10g4%

Dietary Fiber 2.2g9%
Protein 21g42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.