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Cherry Chipotle Chicken and Spiced Grain Salad

Chicken salad with the hearty, flavorful addition of healthy grains and fruit.


  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Stonewall Kitchen Sour Cherry Jam
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle peppers
  • 2 Tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1/2 cup bulgur wheat
  • 1/2 cup couscous
  • 3 Tablespoons scallions, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons dried tart cherries
  • 3 Tablespoons golden raisins
  • Pinch dried ground chipotle pepper
  • 2 cups water


  1. For the marinade, whisk together Sour Cherry Jam, balsamic vinegar, rice wine vinegar, ground chipotle pepper and water.
  2. Pound chicken breasts to about 1/2-inch thickness. Cut into horizontal strips about 1-inch wide.
  3. Coat chicken with 1/2 of the marinade mixture and let marinate for 2-24 hours.
  4. Grill over medium-high heat approximately 8-10 minutes.
  5. For the grain salad, bring the 2 cups of water to boil in a medium non-reactive saucepan.
  6. Stir in the bulgur and couscous. Let the mixture return to a boil.
  7. Sprinkle dried cherries, scallions and golden raisins on top. Do not mix.
  8. Cover tightly and let stand for 10 minutes.
  9. Fluff with fork and stir until all ingredients are well blended.
  10. Heat the remaining marinade just until it boils.
  11. Place the grain salad on a serving platter and place strips of chicken on top.
  12. Pour heated marinade over the chicken.
  13. Garnish with scallion fans.


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