Orange Sesame Spinach Salad with Chicken

Author: Canadian Living

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.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 oranges
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 cups packed baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups packed torn romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups torn radicchio leaves
  • 3 green onions (green parts only), sliced
  • 1 cup blanched snow pea
  • 1/2 cucumber sliced
  • 1/3 cup toasted sliced almond
Orange Sesame Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sodium-reduced soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch pepper

Method

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 facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 165 mg
  • Protein 21 g
  • Calories 348.0
  • Total fat 23 g
  • Potassium 838 mg
  • Cholesterol 39 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 18 g

%RDI

  • Iron 21.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 68.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 11.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 49.0
  • Vitamin C 122.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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