Grilled Chicken over Spring Greens & a link party

You can feel it in the air. Spring is here, well it is here, I am sorry if it is not quite yet there, but it will be soon.

Be ready with some lighter recipes. This post and party will help put some Spring in your kitchen repertoire for sure.

I am sharing one of my favorite Springtime recipes:


Grilled Chicken over Spring Greens


Light but substantial with a zesty side dish, this recipe will satisfy even the heartiest of appetites.

My husband who doesn’t go for “just a salad” for dinner, loves this meal. Safe to say, the man is spoiled in the dinner department and he asks for this one. Dare I say, you will love it too!

Let’s get to it, shall we?

Grilled Chicken over Spring Greens with CousCous


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • a mix of Spring greens
  • small head of radicchio
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large shallot minced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 TB sugar
  • 1 tp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • pearl ( Israeli ) couscous
  • 1/2 an onion finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper finely chopped
  • 1 TB olive oil for onion/pepper

pearl couscous


  • wash lettuce; rinse & pat dry chicken
  • cook couscous as per box instruction in water or chicken broth
  • chop onion & pepper
  • saute’ onion & pepper in a TB of olive oil

Grilled Chicken over Spring greens recipe

  • grill chicken ( optional to brush on a bit of bbq sauce )
  • while chicken is grilling mince garlic & shallot
  • saute’ garlic & shallot in a tp olive oil in a small sauce pan until opaque
  • add wine vinegar, rest of olive oil, sugar, salt & pepper to sauce pan & simmer – this is your dressing

Grilled chicken over Spring Greens with couscous

  • chop or tear radicchio
  • arrange greens & radicchio on plates
  • mix cooked couscous with onion & pepper – salt to taste
  • slice chicken, arrange on the greens with couscous on the side
  • drizzle the grilled chicken with the dressing & sprinkle with red onion

Serve warm with crusty bread & a nice dry white wine – a perfect Spring time meal – not just a salad at all!

You have to try Amy from ‘Atta Girl Says’ Grilled Flatbread Pizza.  It looks so delicious & fresh!  Is that asparagus?

Nothing says Spring like asparagus – ok maybe a few other things, but it is very Springy as veggies go.  Keep the grill on I am making one of these!


We have another must try from Marty @ Marty’s Musing – Oreo Dirt Cake!

Oreo Dirt Cake

Marty, Amy & I are hosting this round of the Swing into Spring Link Party.  Helping to bring on the much needed & much anticipated Spring of 2014.

spring fling link party

Here is the week’s line up…

Craftberry Bush
French Country Cottage
The Lilypad Cottage

Marty’s Musings
Atta Girl Says
My Soulful Home
At the Picket Fence
Petticoat Junktion
Uncommon Designs

Worthing Court
Stone Gable
Home is Where the Boat Is

Porches & Wreaths
The Everyday Home
Our Southern Home
Confessions of a Plate Addict

Join us by linking up your Spring recipes here right now! I will be featuring links throughout the week on my FB page.

** Kelly **


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  1. says

    Your recipe looks absolutely delicious! I’ve seen pearl couscous but have only tried to kind the type that has a smaller grain. I love trying new recipes and yours looks perfect for spring.

    • says

      Hey Paula! Thank you – my family doesn’t care for the smaller grain – too grainy I guess. It is a texture thing. The pearl couscous also known as Israeli couscous is wonderful. There are so many ways you can prepare it or even use it in soups. Have a great day!

  2. says

    Looks delicious, Kelly, and so healthy! Thank you for joining us today! Do you use a recipe plugin so people can print your recipe? Just a thought!

    • says

      Thanks Marty! I was just commenting with another reader regarding that. She was printing out my Soda Bread recipe & I thought…oh yes I should add that plugin. On the TDL to do list.

  3. says

    Kelly your chicken recipe with couscous looks delightful. I have never made the pearl type only the Israeli type. Thanks for sharing.

  4. says

    Kelly, this looks delicious — and easy to make, too — just the kind of recipe I like to cook on a spring day when I’d rather be outside enjoying the beautiful weather. Thrilled to host the Swing into Swing spring recipes link party with you.

    I am definitely adding this one to my must-make-soon list — maybe even this week!

    Hope you’re feeling better, lady.

    • says

      Thanks Amy! And as I said your pizza is on my short list too. Yes much better…even managed a school field trip today!

  5. says

    Wonderful blog! I found it while browsing on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thank you

    • says

      Thank you so much Kasha! I had no idea I was listed on Yahoo News or how to get listed. Thanks for letting me know!