Chicken & Fruit Salad

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Chicken, melon, walnuts and feta top mixed salad greens for a refreshing summer salad. Use your favorite summer fruit in place of the melon if you wish.

Chicken & Fruit Salad
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • 3 tablespoons fruit-flavored vinegar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

  • 8 cups mixed salad greens

  • 2 cups sliced cooked chicken breast, (see Tip)

  • 2 cups chopped melon, such as cantaloupe and/or honeydew

  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted (see Tip)

  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions
  1. Whisk sour cream, vinegar, sugar, poppy seeds, salt and pepper in a large bowl until smooth. Reserve 1/4 cup of the dressing in a small bowl. Add the mixed greens to the large bowl and toss to coat. Divide among 4 plates and top with chicken, melon, walnuts and feta. Drizzle each portion with 1 tablespoon of the reserved dressing.

Tips: To poach chicken breast: Place boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a medium skillet or saucepan and add lightly salted water to cover; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer gently until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes.

To toast chopped or sliced nuts, heat a small dry skillet over medium-low heat. Add nuts and cook, stirring, until lightly browned and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Calories
248
Carbohydrates
18g
Cholesterol
55mg
Dietary Fiber
4g
Fat
11g
Monounsaturated Fat
2g
Potassium
371mg
Protein
21g
Saturated Fat
4g
Sodium
346mg
Bonus
Vitamin A (140% daily value)
Vitamin C (50% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Exchanges
1 fruit
1 vegetable
2 lean meat
2 fat

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2 replies

memaof15
memaof15 2015-05-12 19:08:29 -0500 Report

I want to try this, but the directions include sugar that is not listed in the recipe. How much sugar is used?

memaof15
memaof15 2015-05-12 19:08:07 -0500 Report

I want to try this, but the directions include sugar that is not listed in the recipe. How much sugar is used?