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Contest-Winning Summer Chicken Salad

 Contest-Winning Summer Chicken Salad
I found this recipe many years a go in a church cookbook. It's special enough for a fancy dinner but easy enough to fix for a light lunch. There's a kick to the tangy citrus dressing, which even my picky son enjoys.
4 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 6 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 2 cups halved fresh strawberries
  • CITRUS DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions

  • Place chicken in a large skillet; add broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer
  • reads 170°. Drain; cover and refrigerate. In a large bowl,
  • combine greens and sliced strawberries; refrigerate.
  • In a blender, combine the hulled strawberries, orange juice, oil,
  • lemon juice and lemon peel, sugar, chili powder, salt and pepper.

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Contest-Winning Summer Chicken Salad (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Cover and process until smooth. Pour into a small saucepan. Bring to
  • a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 5-6 minutes until slightly
  • thickened. Cool slightly.
  • Drizzle half of the dressing over greens and berries; toss to coat.
  • Divide among four plates. Cut chicken into 1/8-in. slices; arrange
  • over salads. Drizzle remaining dressing over chicken; sprinkle with
  • nuts. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 202 calories, 13 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 593 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 11 g protein.
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