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Gluten-Free Quick Chicken Salads with Cherries and Cheese

  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 4

Goat cheese, cherries and chicken come together over a salad with honey-balsamic vinaigrette for a sweet, tangy, healthful main-dish salad great for dieters and indulgers alike! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Chicken

1
tablespoon olive oil
1/4
teaspoon salt
4
boneless skinless chicken breasts

Vinaigrette

2
tablespoons honey
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/4
cup balsamic vinegar
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Salad

6
cups mixed greens, packed
1/2
cup dried unsweetened cherries
2
oz chèvre (goat) cheese, crumbled (1/2 cup)
1/4
cup fresh thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    Set oven control to broil. Line cookie sheet with foil, and spray with high heat cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix Chicken ingredients; toss to coat. Place on cookie sheet. Broil with tops of chicken 4 inches from heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until thermometer inserted in center reads at least 165°F.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat Vinaigrette ingredients with whisk. Add mixed greens, and toss to coat. Divide greens among 4 plates.
  • 4
    On cutting board, cut chicken breasts diagonally into 1/2-inch slices. Place 1 sliced breast on top of each mound of salad greens. Evenly divide cherries and goat cheese over top of each. Sprinkle with thyme and pepper. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Try out different types of cheese and dried fruit, such as mascarpone with figs or Parmesan with dates.
  • For extra crunch, try adding toasted pine nuts or almonds.
  • Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
490
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
115mg
39%
Sodium
510mg
21%
Potassium
740mg
21%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
27g
Protein
43g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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