Ranch Chicken and Cheddar Salad Recipe
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Ranch Chicken and Cheddar Salad Recipe

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Serving salad for dinner tonight is anything but skimpy. There's chicken and cheese in every bite, and celery and apples give it a great crunch. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 packages (5 ounces each) spring mix salad greens
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat ranch salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with about 3 cups salad equals 320 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 784 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first five ingredients. Add chicken, one piece at a time, and shake to coat. Place chicken on a greased broiler pan. Broil 6 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until chicken juices run clear.
  2. Meanwhile, divide salad greens among four dinner plates. Top each with celery, carrots, apple and cheese. Cut chicken into strips; arrange over salads. Drizzle with dressing. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Ranch Chicken Salad in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p11

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken breast half with about 3 cups salad equals 320 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 784 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 29 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 Mar. 14, 2013

I only used 1 bag of spring mix and some iceburger letuce. We are not into the spring mix too much but this was great. Hubby even took left overs for lunch the next day. Will use again.

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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2012

Very good

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

Takes the bland away from chicken, crisp, fresh, and filling. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

First made this in April and since then it has been on the weekly menu about every other week! Easy to make and just delicious!!

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Reviewed Feb. 28, 2010

We all loved this salad. I doubled it and was so glad I did! Made a great supper

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