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Nectarine Chicken Salad Recipe

Nectarine Chicken Salad Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cup: 266 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 76mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 5g fiber), 26g protein.

Reviews for Nectarine Chicken Salad

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annrms User ID: 2649709 252346
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2016

"Wonderfully light and refreshing. The dressing is delicious. I added a touch of crumbled bleu cheese, cut up scallions, and celery. Served it with pita bread. It's a keeper."

Mrs_T User ID: 941931 42902
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."

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 58134
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

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

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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