Pear Chicken Salad with Maple Vinaigrette Recipe
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Pear Chicken Salad with Maple Vinaigrette Recipe

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Classic pear salad gets an innovative makeover with chicken and maple vinaigrette. This special main dish from Chrysa Duran of Cambridge, Minnesota is served over crisp romaine for a refreshing experience.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups torn romaine
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 medium pear, sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • Dash salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Nutritional Facts

2-1/2 cups equals 420 calories, 21 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 365 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the romaine, chicken, pear, cheese and cranberries. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, maple syrup and salt; whisk in oil. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Pear Chicken Salad with Maple Vinaigrette in Cooking for 2 Fall 2008, p39

Nutritional Facts

2-1/2 cups equals 420 calories, 21 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 365 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 25 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 Dec. 13, 2012

"I made a couple of changes: goat cheese instead of blue, turkey instead of chicken, almonds instead of walnuts, and a little less oil. Definitely worth an encore."

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