Tested till perfect Chicken and Melon Salad with Orange Basil Dressing

Chicken and Melon Salad with Orange Basil Dressing

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

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp 1tbspgrated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuporange juice
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupvegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspDijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppepper
  • 4 4boneless skinless chicken breastboneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 1/2cantaloupecantaloupes
  • 6 cups 6cupstorn mixed salad greens
  • 1 1carrotcarrots, diced
  • 1 1celery stalkcelery stalks, diced
  • 1 cup 1cupcroutoncroutons
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupsalted cashewcashews or peanuts
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Preparation

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 Information Per serving: about

cal 433 pro 38g total fat 21g sat. fat 3g
carb 24g fibre 4g chol 84mg sodium 521mg

% RDI:

calcium 9 iron 19 vit A 92 vit C 77
folate 47
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