As the red onions in this salad cook, they become translucent, an appealing contrast to the dark green spinach.
1/4 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon bottled minced garlic
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups chopped red onion
1 1/4 cups (1-inch) pieces yellow bell pepper
1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained
1 (7-ounce) package prewashed baby spinach
How to Make It
Combine the first 9 ingredients, stirring with a whisk.
Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with black pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes. Turn chicken. Add onion; cook 4 minutes or until chicken is done and onion is tender, stirring the onion frequently. Cut chicken into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Combine chicken, onion, bell pepper, cheese, chickpeas, and spinach in a large bowl. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad; toss gently to coat.
Loved it!! I threw the peppers and the chickpeas in the pan to warm them through since I have a hard time with raw peppers and I tossed some thyme in with them to give it a boost in flavor but overall, couldn't get enough of it.
Good, easy & healthy! I got the big bag of spinach and used 4 oz of feta....the whole package. The dressing was great too, I used Splenda instead of sugar, but I didn't make enough. The salad is perfect the way it is and is also a good base to add more yummy stuff if you want.