Balsamic Chicken Salad Recipe
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Balsamic Chicken Salad Recipe

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“This is an easy, elegant and tasty alternative to TV dinners,” Rebecca Lindamood shares from Le Roy, New York. “My husband fell in love with this main course the first time I served it and regularly requests that I make it again.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each), cut into 3-inch strips
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups torn mixed salad greens

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 226 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute chicken in 1 tablespoon oil until no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from pan.
  2. In the same skillet, bring vinegar to a boil. Add the chicken, tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper and remaining oil; cook and stir until heated through. Divide salad greens among six plates; top with chicken mixture. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Balsamic Chicken Salad in Simple & Delicious September/October 2006, p13

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 226 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 173 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2013

"Good flavor"

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Reviewed Mar. 26, 2009

" 5 w.w. points
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Reviewed Jul. 17, 2008

"we LOVE this salad. we make it all the time and just can't get enough of it. this is a winning recipe among my family of picky eaters!"

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