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Chicken, Spinach, and Blueberry Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Sweet blueberries pair well with distinctive blue cheese in this chicken salad, while a bold-flavored vinaigrette lightly coats the tender baby spinach leaves.

Oxmoor House MARCH 2010

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 cups spinach, 2 chicken tenders, 3 tablespoons vinaigrette, 2 tablespoons onion, 1/4 cup blueberries, and 1 tablespoon cheese)
  • Cook time: 7 Minutes
  • Prep time: 6 Minutes

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 8 chicken breast tenders (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups bagged baby spinach
  • Pomegranate Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese

Preparation

1. Heat a grill pan or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with pepper and salt. Coat chicken with cooking spray, and add to pan. Cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until done.

2. Divide spinach evenly on each of 4 serving plates; drizzle evenly with Pomegranate Vinaigrette. Arrange chicken, onion, and blueberries evenly over spinach. Sprinkle evenly with cheese.

Choice Ingredient

Antioxidant-rich pomegranate juice has found a place in a healthful diet that stretches beyond a quick cup of juice with breakfast. Pomegranate juice has a rich and tangy flavor, which makes it an ideal ingredient to use in simple salad dressings and pan sauces with short ingredient lists.

Note:

MyRecipes is working with Let's Move!, the Partnership for a Healthier America, and USDA's MyPlate to give anyone looking for healthier options access to a trove of recipes that will help them create healthy, tasty plates. For more information about creating a healthy plate, visit www.choosemyplate.gov.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 203
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Carbohydrate: 18.5g
  • Fiber: 3.7g
  • Cholesterol: 56mg
  • Iron: 2.4mg
  • Sodium: 377mg
  • Calcium: 95mg
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