Grilled Chicken Salad with Fresh Raspberry Dressing and a Giveaway

GIVEAWAY CLOSED…Winner announced soon

I recently received a bottle of  NAKANO® Seasoned Rice Vinegar for my review. I had never heard about these seasoned rice vinegars before, but we really like marinating and grilling, so I was excited to give it a try.

I also received a little recipe booklet, and chose the Grilled Chicken Salad with Fresh Raspberry Dressing, to try. We love a great salad during the hot Summer months, and when you combine it with fresh fruit…even better!

NAKANO® Seasoned Rice Vinegars are naturally brewed, fat & gluten free and have a sweet, light flavor that dresses up any dish. Simply splash it on everything from salads to pasta to meat and vegetables. Enjoy the unique variety of distinctive flavors, only from NAKANO®: Seasoned, Roasted
Garlic, Basil & Oregano, Red Pepper, Pesto, Balsamic Blend and Italian Herb.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Fresh Raspberry Dressing

Grilled Chicken Salad with Fresh Raspberry Dressing

A delicious Grilled Chicken Salad with Fresh Raspberry Dressing - recipe from HoosierHomemade.com


  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon NAKANO® Seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 navel oranges
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries (about 5 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon salad oil
  • 12 cups mixed greens
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Toasted pecans (optional)


  1. Combine 1/2 cup rice vinegar, tarragon, and salt, stir well.
  2. Place chicken in shallow, non-metallic container.
  3. Add vinegar mixture, marinate for about 45 minutes.
  4. Drain chicken and discard marinade.
  5. Grill or saute chicken.
  6. When slightly cooled, slice each breast, cover and set aside.
  7. Grate the peel of 1 orange, set aside.
  8. Peel both oranges and slice.
  9. In blender, combine raspberries, 1/4 cup rice vineagar, honey, salad oil, and orange zest.
  10. Blend until smooth.
  11. In a large bowl, drizzle greens with olive oil and a dash of salt, toss well to coat.
  12. Drizzle greens with remaining 1 tablespoon rice vinegar, toss.
  13. Place greens on a serving platter or on individual plates.
  14. Add sliced chicken and orange slices.
  15. Pour raspberry dressing over chicken or serve on the side, like I did.
  16. Sprinkle with toasted pecans, if desired.

We really enjoyed this salad. The chicken was very moist and flavorful. My youngest is not a salad eater, so he just had the chicken, and liked it as well.

A few quick tips to use the NAKANO® Seasoned Rice Vinegars…

  • Splash on sliced, fresh tomatoes
  • Stir into cole slaw recipes
  • Splash on white rice
  • Toss into bean salads or green leafy salads
  • Marinate beef or pork before cooking

And guess what?? I have a Nakano Seasoned Rice Vinegar Prize Pack ($25 Gift Card, 1 bottle of seasoned vinegar and a coupon/recipe booklet) for one lucky reader!

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Giveaway ends Wednesday, August 25th.at 10 p.m. CST.

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HoosierHomemade was provided NAKANO® Seasoned Rice Vinegar, the opinions are our own. NAKANO is providing HoosierHomemade with the Prize Pack to giveaway to one lucky reader. For more information on Hoosier Homemade’s policy, please visit my Disclosure Page.


  1. I think I found the right “splash tips”. I looked up the balsamic rice vinegar, and thought brushing over grilled veggies sounded yummy. I have a much neglected bottle of rice vinegar up in my cupboard. Right now it only gets used in making egg-rolls, but I’m going to check out some recipes and put that bottle to good use this week!

  2. subscribe to you

  3. I love the idea of stirring it into mayo and dijon for a spread. Yum 🙂

  4. Jill Dupre says:

    I like you on facebook and twitter both 🙂

  5. Jill Dupre says:

    I am already an email subscriber.

  6. Jill Dupre says:

    I already subscribe via MyYahoo.

  7. Jill Dupre says:

    I like Nakano on facebook and have some in my cupboard right now!!

  8. Jill Dupre says:

    My favorite splash tip is to splash it on a baked potato in place of sour cream and butter…wow…that would save you a ton of calories and make the potato healthy!!

  9. I “like” you on Facebook. (Mandy Hal******.) Thanks!!

  10. I subscribe to your RSS feed

  11. I like the idea of adding red wine vinegar to sloppy joes.

  12. Here’s my favorite tip:
    For a quick lunch salad, toss with leftover pasta or rice, shredded carrots, sliced cucumbers, and toasted almonds.

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