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Chicken and Strawberry-Spinach Salad

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Strawberry Dressing

3
tablespoons apple juice
2
tablespoons strawberry spreadable fruit
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Salad

1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
8
cups bite-size pieces spinach
1
cup fresh strawberries, stems removed and strawberries cut in half
3
tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
2
tablespoons chopped walnuts

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
75mg
25%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
660mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
9g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%
110%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 3 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Expert Tips

Fruits offer a host of nutrients including vitamin C to accompany their great taste. Be sure to get at least 2 to 3 servings of fruits daily.

Bright greens and red strawberries come together in a whirlwind of color and flavor in this main-dish salad.

No balsamic vinegar? Yes, you can use other vinegars; just expect a different flavor.

An Italian ingredient, balsamic vinegar is made from white Trebbiano grape juice. This vinegar's dark color and pungent flavor develops while it ages in wooden barrels. Balsamic vinegar is fat free and imparts an intense, sweet flavor to food. Use it to jazz up low-fat recipes.

Directions

  • 1 In small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients until blended; set aside.
  • 2 Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in skillet 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Remove chicken to cutting board.
  • 3 Add dressing to skillet; stir to loosen any pan drippings.
  • 4 Cut chicken into slices. Among 4 plates, divide spinach. Top with chicken, strawberries and cheese. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with walnuts.

Bright greens and red strawberries come together in a whirlwind of color and flavor in this main-dish salad.

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Bright greens and red strawberries come together in a whirlwind of color and flavor in this main-dish salad.