Serve this main-dish salad over fresh spinach. Regular spinach is the least expensive option, but you'll have to remove the stems. If time is your main concern, buy baby spinach.
4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup finely chopped celery
1/3 cup sweetened dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
3 green onions, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons light sour cream
3 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
How to Make It
Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Brush both sides of chicken evenly with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until done. Let stand 10 minutes; shred. Place chicken in a large bowl. Add celery and next 3 ingredients (through green onions); toss.
Combine sour cream and remaining ingredients, stirring well. Add sour cream mixture to chicken mixture; toss to coat.
I loved this recipe! Very easy to prepare on a busy weeknight.
Several changes I made: I left out the celery, as I don't like raw celery. I sliced and diced a Granny Smith apple and threw it in. then, I was out of pecans and used chopped walnuts instead.
I served it over fresh baby spinach added to mixed baby greens.
My husband liked this very much too.
Good, solid chicken salad recipe. A nice blend of textures and flavors. I used slivered toasted almonds since i had no pecans on hand. I also added some lemon zest to the dressing for added citrus flavor. A delicious, quick meal for lunch or dinner.
I am a sucker for chicken salad, and this has to be my new favorite since it is so health conscious! I liked the fact you cook your own chicken and can adjust the seasonings. The pecans and cranberries are so good! I served this over spinach and added about 1/4 cup slice red onions (it shows it in the picture, but doesn't mention it-- but it does gel with the meal). I am going to make this again,but try it on some nice toasted whole wheat bread with a romaine leaf. Quite honestly, this is better than some of the ones you get a sandwich stores!
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