A really refreshing and light meal! It was so easy to make and absolutely tasty. I forgot to add the mint but didn't miss it at all. I didn't have chicken breasts on hand but had some rotisserie chicken stashed in the freezer. Worked beautifully! Ate leftovers the next day for lunch - liked the rice cold in the salad better than warm. Added more texture cold. Will be making again before these fruits are out of season.
Stone Fruit Chicken-Rice Salad
erikisst Posted: 08/01/12
CSChicago Posted: 07/23/12
Delicious! I added mixed greens, and only used about half of the rice called for - could omit it entirely with the greens and it would be a main course salad. Great flavor! Making it again for a picnic this weekend, per my husband's request.
SuZQCooks Posted: 07/24/12
This was delicious with a great combination of flavors. 3 of my 4 kids (ages 7-12) loved it. Followed the recipe almost exactly and served it on top of fresh spinach. We had whole wheat bread dipped in olive oil & balsamic vinegar along side and thought it was a great combo!
ChefAmandaLynn Posted: 08/11/12
Very quick to make, I was worried there would not be enough flavor in the dressing, but the fruit added lots of sweetness/flavor. Made sure not to overcook the rice and chilled it in the freezer for a few minutes. The leftovers were even better the next day.
beachgalny Posted: 08/04/12
We made this salad this week. It was divine!!! Pretty easy (I used frozen brown rice to cut down on cooking time and a cherry pitter to help with preparing the cherries), and very low in calories, but delicious and packed with protein. YUM! Most recipes like this seem to let me down in flavor, but this one was complex, delicious, and fantastic. Definite addition to my "must-make-again" file.
sueinmi Posted: 07/24/12
Everyone absolutely loved this recipe. Didn't have the greens and added more rice and less chicken. Very tasty and not heavy..perfect for a summer meal!
anneoneill Posted: 07/21/12
Great flavors with the fruit and the almonds added a nice crunch. I grilled the nectarines, which I thought made it that much better. Definitely will go on the favorite list.
Namaste Posted: 08/14/12
This was excellent and I can't wait to make it again. I used Texmati brown rice, which I cooked in chicken broth, and the market was out of regular nectarines so I used white ones. I accidentally forgot the mint and may leave that out next time as well, since this was perfect. Thanks for a great recipe!
annbates Posted: 07/23/12
Delicious and easy! I used fresh blueberries instead of cherries. Yum. The whole family devoured it.
Nik2004 Posted: 08/08/12
Easy to make and delicious!
EllenDeller Posted: 07/19/13
So delicious..wow! My changes: use 1/2 wild rice and 1/2 brown medium grain rice, add a slice of crumpled bacon, and instead of mixing everything together in dressing, I made a composed salad with the rice-almonds-scallions in the middle, fruit along the sides of the greens, and the chicken scattered across the top, with dressing passed at the table. This was truly outstanding. Served with the black pepper popovers from an earlier issue.