balsamic spiced grilled chicken salad

I don’t know how things have been for you this year, but summer has been BRUTAL. It’s either pouring down rain or so muggy that you’re immediately sweating when you step outside.

These hot and muggy nights mean one thing in our house: we’re eating a lot of salads.

balsamic grilled chicken salad

I know I’ve talked about this before, but the bad thing about living in a small town is that there aren’t many shopping options. I mean, my town has one stoplight, so there’s definitely no mall nearby.

Thankfully, one of the options we have is a really nice Food Lion and it has a pretty rockin’ produce section. Have you been in one lately? They redid ours a few years ago, and it’s so nice and bright. It makes grocery shopping a little more fun, for sure.

This month, I had a chance to work with Food Lion and Clever Girls to try out Food Lion’s recipe portal and share my experience. Since I already love grocery shopping and cooking, this was a no brainer! Go shopping – make a meal – submit a recipe – easy!

balsamic grilled chicken salad

I’ve used other online recipe sites in the past, and I think the Food Lion recipe portal is one of my favorites already. It is really easy to use and has tons of options for searching to find exactly what you’re looking for. Plus, entering and sharing recipes is crazy simple! Some other options I’ve tried before make it so tough to upload a recipe, but not here. You don’t have to enter ingredients separately or take 12 different steps to submit anything. They made the system extremely user friendly.

For my recipe, I chose to do one of our favorite salad mixes right now.

This is so easy on a hot weeknight or as a light, late dinner on a weekend after doing things around the house all day and – ahem – taking care of a 3 month old. Sometimes, dinner isn’t the first priority! But meals like this make it easy to still eat well.

We love arugula, so we used that as a base, and then topped it with some of our favorites: a marinated and grilled chicken breast, tomatoes, green olives, red onion, artichoke hearts, and feta or goat cheese. If you’re not making a salad like this yet, do it!

My Balsamic Spiced Grilled Chicken Salad can be found on the Food Lion recipe portal here – make sure to check out all the other great recipes on the site!

balsamic grilled chicken salad

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


  1. Sounds good. Steve loves anything balsamic. We just may have this tonight. I’ll let you know :)

  2. Hey! We had this Saturday evening and it was delicious. The chicken was so good. I made some variations with what was in the salad, Steve had the olives, I added chick peas to mine. The goat cheese in it was a nice change. It was really good.

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