(Disclaimer: I don't claim to be a chef/amazing cook, I just love being creative in the kitchen and eating really good food. All recipes that are posted will be tested by my wanna-be Sous Chef, baby watcher, Jared (who is very easy to please, and does not cook), Brent, my mini baker, and Cameron...who doesn't really care.)
Citrus Chicken Salad w/ Caramelized Onions
1 head of leafy lettuce, rinsed and chopped
1 onion, slice thinly
2 grilled chicken breasts, (I used leftovers, but you can cook chicken however)
2 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
2 tsp. sugar
3 tsp. olive oil
2 oranges any kind, skins cut off, slice into segments
Good Seasonings Italian Dressing (you make it with a dry packet w/ oil and vinegar)
Salt and Pepper
Start by caramelizing your onions. Preheat skillet to medium low heat. Slice onion thinly, place it in the skillet w/ olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sugar, and 1/2 tsp salt and pepper. Coat the onion w/ these seasonings, and then just let the onions cook. Stir every 5-7 minutes. Keep temperature at a medium-low to low setting. this is a slow process, but so worth the flavor in the end. You will know when the onions have caramelized, when they turn a light tan color. (You can make this WAY in advance, and store in a container until ready for dinner.
Slice chicken into chunks or strips. Segment oranges. Combine all ingredients listed above and mix with the dressing. Top the salad with the caramelized onions at the end, and you have an awesome refreshing salad.