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Chicken Niçoise Salad

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Kira Corbin

Hands-on time 17 mins
Total time 32 mins
Yield

Serves 1

Top salad greens with chopped chicken, red potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, and a sweet honey mustard vinaigrette to prepare this salad. 

Ingredients

  • Honey-mustard vinaigrette:
  • 1 tablespoon canola mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • Salad:
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast half, cut lengthwise into 6 strips
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 ounces red potatoes (about 2)
  • 1/2 cup green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon pitted kalamata olives, sliced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 403
  • fat 8.9 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • monofat 4.8 g
  • polyfat 2.4 g
  • protein 33 g
  • carbohydrate 47 g
  • fiber 7 g
  • cholesterol 72 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 567 mg
  • calcium 62 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare the honey-mustard vinaigrette, combine mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, 2 teaspoons water, and honey in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add vinegar, stirring with a whisk.

  2. To prepare salad, heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with pepper and salt. Add chicken to grill pan; cook 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until done. Cut 3 chicken strips into 1-inch pieces. Reserve remaining 3 chicken strips for another use.

  3. Bring potatoes to a boil in a medium saucepan filled with water. Cook 18 minutes. Add green beans; cook 3 minutes. Drain; rinse with cold water. Drain. Cut potatoes into wedges. Top salad greens with chopped chicken strips, potatoes, green beans, tomatoes, olives, and vinaigrette.

Cook's Notes

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