Honey Balsamic Chicken and Goat Cheese Salad

Honey Balsamic Chicken and Goat Cheese Salad image Image by: Honey Balsamic Chicken and Goat Cheese Salad image Author: Canadian Living

When time is of the essence, a filling dinner salad can be a real life-saver. We've jazzed this one up by cooking the chicken in a tasty mix of sweet honey and tangy balsamic vinegar. Serve with crusty bread for a satisfying light meal.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2014

Ingredients

  • 450 g boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed
  • pinch each salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons liquid honey
  • 6 cups baby arugula
  • 2 cups chopped English cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup crumbled soft goat cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecan halves toasted
Lemon-Dijon Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • pinch each salt and pepper

Method

Lemon-Dijon Dressing: In small bowl, whisk oil with mustard until combined; whisk in lemon juice, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook chicken, stirring occasionally, until golden and no longer pink inside, 6 to 8 minutes.

Whisk vinegar with honey until combined; pour over chicken. Cook, stirring, until chicken is coated and vinegar mixture starts to thicken, about 1 minute. Transfer to plate; let cool slightly.

Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine arugula, cucumber, goat cheese and chives. Drizzle dressing over top; toss to coat. Stir in chicken; top with pecans.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 159 mg
  • Sugars 5 g
  • Protein 31 g
  • Calories 302.0
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Potassium 564 mg
  • Cholesterol 74 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 8 g

%RDI

  • Iron 12.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 19.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 14.0
  • Vitamin C 15.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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