Chicken and Strawberry Spinach Salad

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

Yield

4 servings

Strawberry Dressing Ingredients

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

Salad Ingredients

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
8 cups bite-size pieces spinach
1 cup strawberries, stems removed and strawberries cut in half
1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (1 ounce)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

In small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients until blended; set aside.

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/77°C). Remove chicken to cutting board.

Add dressing to skillet; stir to loosen any pan drippings.

Cut chicken into slices. Among 4 plates, divide spinach. Top with chicken, strawberries and cheese. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with walnuts.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 30 minutes

Additional Information

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.

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

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 270 (Calories from Fat 100), Total Fat 11 g (Saturated Fat 3 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 75 mg; Sodium 210 mg; Total Carbohydrate 14 g (Dietary Fiber 3 g, Sugars 9 g), Protein 30 g; Exchanges: 0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 1

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