Nectarine Chicken Salad Recipe
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Nectarine Chicken Salad Recipe

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When guests are coming for lunch or dinner in the warm summer months, I like to serve this attractive, colorful salad. The dressing is refreshingly tart. A neighbor shared the recipe years ago and I've passed it on many times.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 6 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and sliced
  • 5 medium ripe nectarines, thinly sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 266 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 76 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the lime juice, sugar, thyme, oil and garlic; shake well.
  2. On a serving platter, arrange salad greens, chicken and nectarines. Drizzle with dressing. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Nectarine Chicken Salad in Country Woman July/August 2000, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 266 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 76 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 26 g protein.

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 Aug. 6, 2013

"This was very good. I used leftover cooked chicken which made it even faster. I used peaches instead of nectarines and thought a few blueberries would have been nice, too. We enjoyed this a lot -- a perfect light supper for summer time."

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Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"Added blueberries, red onion and sliced cucumber. Used panko breaded baked chicken. Delicious!"

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