Chicken and Melon Salad with Orange Basil Dressing

Chicken and Melon Salad with Orange Basil Dressing Image by: Chicken and Melon Salad with Orange Basil Dressing Author: Canadian Living

Crunchy cashews meets sweet melon in this meal-sized chicken salad.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cantaloupe
  • 6 cups torn mixed salad greens
  • 1 carrots diced
  • 1 celery stalk diced
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 1/2 cup salted cashew
  • 1/2 cup salted peanut

Method

In large bowl, whisk together orange rind and juice, oil, basil, mustard, salt and pepper; pour 1/2 cup (125 mL) into large shallow dish. Add chicken, turning to coat; marinate in refrigerator for 15 minutes.

Place chicken on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and cook, turning once, until no longer pink inside, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool slightly before slicing crosswise.

Meanwhile, peel, seed and cut cantaloupe into wedges; add to grill. Close lid and cook, turning halfway through, until grill-marked, 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, to dressing in bowl, add greens, carrot, celery, croutons and cashews; toss to coat. Divide among plates. Top with chicken and cantaloupe.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 521 mg
  • Protein 38 g
  • Calories 433.0
  • Total fat 21 g
  • Cholesterol 84 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 24 g

%RDI

  • Iron 19.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 47.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 92.0
  • Vitamin C 77.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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