Grilled Chicken Chopped Salad with Italian Dressing
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1/4 cup olive oil
3 Tbsp white vinegar
3 Tbsp water
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp finely minced fresh parsley
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 large clove garlic
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/4 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 large head romaine lettuce
1 medium cucumber
1 cup croutons
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1/3 cup chopped red onion
Finely shredded parmesan
4 pepperoncini peppers
Add all dressing ingredients to a blender, season with salt and pepper to taste . Blend well. Chill until ready to use.
Preheat a grill over medium-high heat to 425 degrees. Cover chicken with plastic wrap and pound chicken to an even thickness with the flat side of a meat mallet. Brush chicken with olive oil then season both sides with salt and pepper. Brush grill grates lightly with oil, place chicken on grill and cook about 3 - 5 minutes per side . Transfer to a plate, cover with foil and rest 10 minutes, then cut into cubes.
Place all remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss. Pour dressing over salad, top with desired amount of parmesan. Add a pepper to each serving if desired and serve immediately after adding dressing.