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Chicken, Apple, and Smoked-Gouda Salad

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 1/2 cups)

Ingredients

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 pound skinned, boned chicken breast
  • Cooking spray
  • 8 cups torn prepackaged spinach
  • 3/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion, separated into rings
  • 1 1/2 cups thinly sliced Red Delicious apple (about 1/2 pound)
  • 3/4 cup fat-free honey mustard salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded smoked Gouda or Jarlsberg cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 331
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 10.1 g
  • satfat 3.6 g
  • monofat 3.9 g
  • polyfat 1.5 g
  • protein 29.8 g
  • carbohydrate 31.4 g
  • fiber 7.2 g
  • cholesterol 70 mg
  • iron 5 mg
  • sodium 835 mg
  • calcium 248 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler. Sprinkle salt and pepper over chicken. Place chicken on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Cut chicken into 1/4-inch-thick slices.

  2. Combine chicken, spinach, bell pepper, celery, onion, and apple in a large bowl. Drizzle dressing over salad, and toss well. Sprinkle with cheese and almonds.

  3. Note: Substitute ready-to-eat roasted skinned, boned chicken breast (such as Tyson) for cooked chicken, if desired.