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Green Bean Chicken Salad Recipe

Green Bean Chicken Salad Recipe

Kylene Konosky of Jermyn, Pennsylvania dresses green beans, tomatoes and chicken in a pleasant basil vinaigrette, making a refreshing salad. "The flavors really blend well in the refrigerator, so this salad tastes even better the second day," she writes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil or 4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, whisk the vinegar, basil, 1 tablespoon of oil, sugar and salt; set aside. In a nonstick skillet, saute chicken in remaining oil over medium heat until juices run clear. Add to vinaigrette and toss to coat.
  • 2. Place green beans in a steamer basket in a saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 5-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add to chicken mixture. Add tomatoes and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Toss before serving. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/4 cups) equals 225 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 152 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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