Spinach Salad with Balsamic Rosemary Grilled Chicken & Roasted Grapes

A beautiful fall or winter salad, this has all the deep flavors you crave in the cool weather.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 430 kcal


Marinated Chicken Breasts

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 4 tbsp chèvre or goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup walnuts

Roasted Grapes

  • 1 tbsp walnut or olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups red grapes


Marinate the Chicken Breasts

  1. Trim the chicken breasts and pat them dry. If necessary, pound them to the desired thickness (I do this in a ziplock bag). 

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, garlic, and seasonings. 

  3. Pour half of the mixture over the chicken, and set the other half aside.  Cover the chicken and refrigerate it while it marinates, 30 minutes to an 1 hour.

Grill the Chicken

  1. Heat about 2 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Grill the chicken breasts for 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through. 

  2. Remove the chicken from heat, allow to cool slightly, and slice. 

Roast the Grapes

  1. Preheat the oven to 400.

  2. Wash and pat dry the grapes. Drizzle oil and salt over the grapes, then toss to coat them. 

  3. Spread the grapes evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet.

  4. Bake for 12-14 minutes, turning once halfway through. Once the grapes are softened and bubbling, remove and allow to cool. 

  5. Serve warm or cover and refrigerate until you're ready to enjoy them. 

Assemble the Salad

  1. Assemble the salad by dividing the spinach into four bowls. 

  2. Top the bowls with crumbled goat cheese, walnuts, grapes, and chicken. Drizzle each with salad dressing just before serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Spinach Salad with Balsamic Rosemary Grilled Chicken & Roasted Grapes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 359mg16%
Potassium 787mg22%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 15g17%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 3042IU61%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 78mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.