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Grilled Chicken, Canadian Bacon Salad

Active: 25 min Total Time: 1 hr Servings: 4

Ingredients: 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon minced rosemary 3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon extra ­virgin olive oil Freshly ground pepper 4 ( 6 oz)­ skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1/2 cup diced whole wheat bread (1/2 ­in) 1 1/2 ounces Canadian bacon, cut into 1/2­ in.dice (1/2 cup) 2/2 1/4 cup golden raisins 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Salt 2 ( 6oz)­ bunches of watercress, thick stems discarded 1/4 cup walnut pieces

Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 400°. In a large dish, combine the garlic with the rosemary, 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

2. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Spread the diced bread on a pie plate and bake for 5 minutes. In a small nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of the olive oil. Add the Canadian bacon and raisins and cook over moderately high heat until the bacon is browned, 1 minute. Transfer to a small plate. Add 1 tablespoon of the vinegar to the skillet, then scrape it onto the plate.

3.In a small bowl, mix the mustard with the lemon juice, remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of vinegar; season with salt and pepper.

4. Season the chicken with salt and grill over a hot fire until lightly charred and just cooked, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a carving board.

5. In a large bowl, combine the watercress, walnuts, croutons, Canadian bacon and raisins. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Cut each breast into 3 crosswise pieces on the bias. Mound the salad on plates, top with the chicken and serve.

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