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Pear Chicken Salad Recipe

Pear Chicken Salad Recipe

This beautiful, flavorful salad from Rebecca Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah is sprinkled with feta cheese, sweetened cranberries and walnuts for extra depth, pop, and crunch.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 6 cups spring mix salad greens
  • 1 medium ripe pear, sliced
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked chicken strips
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper


  • 1. On each of four salad plates, arrange the greens, pear, chicken, feta cheese, cranberries and nuts. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients; drizzle over salads. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 cups equals 348 calories, 22 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 203 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 2-1/2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit.

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Reviewed Apr. 17, 2012

"This recipes is wonderful! So easy to make and delicious. I take it for lunch at least 1 day a week."

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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.