Chicken Salad with Vinaigrette

Chèvre, chicken, nuts, and fresh greens get lightly dressed with a sprightly vinaigrette made special--and pretty--with raspberry vinegar.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

Salads

8
cups torn green leaf lettuce
3
cups chopped cooked chicken
1
medium red bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips
1
cup crumbled chèvre (goat) cheese (about 4 oz)
1/2
cup glazed pecans or walnuts

Vinaigrette

1/3
cup olive oil
2
tablespoons raspberry vinegar
2
small shallots, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Arrange lettuce on 4 salad plates. Top with remaining salad ingredients.
  • 2 In small bowl or tightly covered container, beat with wire whisk or shake vinaigrette ingredients. Just before serving, drizzle vinaigrette over salads.
  • 1 Arrange lettuce on 4 salad plates. Top with remaining salad ingredients.
  • 2 In small bowl or tightly covered container, beat with wire whisk or shake vinaigrette ingredients. Just before serving, drizzle vinaigrette over salads.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

The cheese in this recipe can easily be changed to suit your own tastes. If you don’t care for goat cheese, substitute another crumbled cheese, such as blue cheese or feta.

Look for glazed nuts in the produce section of your local supermarket. They come in a variety of flavors.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
610
(
Calories from Fat
310),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
35%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
105mg
105%;
Sodium
550mg
550%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
29g
29%
),
Protein
40g
40%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
140%;
Vitamin C
90%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 1 1/2 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.