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Tropical Salsa-Topped Chicken Salad

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Tropical Salsa-Topped Chicken Salad
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 2
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Tropical fruits, fresh spinach, peppers and chicken blend into a nutrient-rich lunch salad for a lazy afternoon.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (4 oz each) tropical fruit in lightly sweetened juice (from 16-oz package)
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (5 oz each), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 2 medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 bag (6 oz) fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon flaked coconut

Directions

  • 1
    Drain fruit cups, reserving juice. In small bowl, mix 2 tablespoons reserved juice, the lime peel and salt. Add chicken pieces; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 15 minutes, stirring once.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix drained fruit, bell pepper, onions and cilantro; set aside.
  • 3
    Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add chicken with marinade. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until chicken is brown on outside and no longer pink in center.
  • 4
    In large bowl, toss spinach with remaining reserved juice. On 2 dinner plates, arrange spinach. Top with chicken and fruit mixture. Sprinkle with coconut.

Nutrition Information

280 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 35g Protein, 21g Total Carbohydrate, 12g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
50
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
11%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
90mg
29%
Sodium
460mg
19%
Potassium
950mg
27%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
12g
Protein
35g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
190%
190%
Vitamin C
60%
60%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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