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Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross Photo by: Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

Roast Chicken Salad with Peaches, Goat Cheese, and Pecans

Fresh peaches and goat cheese headline this simple no-cook salad recipe. The 8-ingredient vinaigrette, made with pantry staples, takes minutes to make and is a delicious complement to the other ingredients in the salad. Use a store-bought rotisserie chicken to save time in the kitchen. Serve with herbed bread.

Cooking Light JULY 2009

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 3/4 cups salad and 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese)
  • Prep time:30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
  • 2 cups sliced peeled peaches
  • 1/2 cup vertically sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 (5-ounce) package gourmet salad greens
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese

Preparation

1. Combine first 8 ingredients; stir with a whisk.

2. Combine chicken and remaining ingredients except cheese in a large bowl. Add vinegar mixture; toss gently. Sprinkle with cheese.

Herbed bread: Unroll the dough from a (13.8-ounce) can refrigerated pizza crust. Fold dough in half; pat into a 9-inch square. Let rest 15 minutes. Brush dough with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil. Sprinkle evenly with 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary, 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Bake at 350° for 11 minutes or until golden.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 285
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated fat: 2.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.8g
  • Protein: 24.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 16g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Cholesterol: 61mg
  • Iron: 1.9mg
  • Sodium: 203mg
  • Calcium: 54mg
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