Ready in 15 minutes, this Italian-inspired salad relies on refrigerated grilled chicken and creamy fresh mozzarella.
container (8 oz) small fresh mozzarella cheese balls, drained
pint (2 cups) cherry tomatoes, cut in half
package (10 oz) refrigerated grilled chicken breast strips
cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing
leaves romaine lettuce
Chopped fresh basil leaves, if desired
In medium bowl, gently stir mozzarella, tomatoes and chicken. Drizzle with dressing; toss lightly.
Line each of 4 plates with 3 lettuce leaves; spoon salad onto lettuce-lined plates. Garnish with basil.
Fresh mozzarella is packed in liquid and is very mild and sweet tasting. Look for small, fresh, pearl-size mozzarella balls called Perline, but if unavailable, use any size fresh mozzarella and cut into 1/2-inch pieces.
Add 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves to the salad, if desired, rather than just sprinkling some on top.
Leftover grilled chicken would be a great substitute for the purchased grilled chicken. Do a planned leftover and throw on an extra chicken breast next time you’re grilling. Slice it and freeze.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving (1 1/4 Cups)
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.