Tested till perfect Orange Sesame Spinach Salad with Chicken

Orange Sesame Spinach Salad with Chicken

Per serving
Restaurant cost $9.50
To make $4.40
Savings $5.10

Healthy Lunch Tip: Making your own salad dressing helps control the type of fat added. Vegetable oil contains no saturated fat. Nuts, such as almonds, add a dose of healthy fats.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: April 2009

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 2 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4

Ingredients

  • 2 2orangeoranges
  • 2 2boneless skinless chicken breastboneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups 4cupspacked baby spinach leafbaby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups 2cupspacked torn romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups 2cupstorn radicchio leafradicchio leaves
  • 3 3green oniongreen onions, (green parts only), sliced
  • 1 cup 1cupblanched snow peasnow peas
  • 1/2 1/2cucumbercucumbers, sliced
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cuptoasted sliced almondalmonds

Orange Sesame Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupvegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsprice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspsesame oil
  • 2 tsp 2tspsodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 1 tsp 1tspsesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspDijon mustard
  • 1 pinch 1pinchgranulated sugar
  • 1 pinch 1pinchpepper
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Preparation

Cut peel and white pith from oranges; cut segments from membranes, reserving juice. Set aside.

Orange Sesame Dressing:
In bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, sesame seeds, Dijon mustard, granulated sugar, pepper and 1 tbsp (15 mL) of the reserved orange juice.

In separate bowl, toss chicken with 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the dressing; cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Transfer chicken to foil-lined baking sheet; bake in 375°F (190°C) oven until no longer pink inside, about 25 minutes. Let cool enough to handle; cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate chicken and dressing in separate airtight containers for up to 3 days.)

In large bowl, toss together baby spinach, romaine lettuce, torn radicchio, green onions, snow peas, cucumber, chicken and remaining dressing.

Sprinkle with toasted almonds and orange segments.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 348 pro 21g total fat 23g sat. fat 2g
carb 18g fibre 5g chol 39mg sodium 165mg
potassium 838mg

% RDI:

calcium 11 iron 21 vit A 49 vit C 122
folate 68
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