Balsamic-Mozzarella Chicken Salad

Balsamic-Mozzarella Chicken Salad

Ready in 15 minutes, this Italian-inspired salad relies on refrigerated grilled chicken and creamy fresh mozzarella.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

15

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

1
container (8 oz) small fresh mozzarella cheese balls, drained
1
pint (2 cups) cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1
package (10 oz) refrigerated grilled chicken breast strips
1/2
cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing
12
leaves romaine lettuce
Chopped fresh basil leaves, if desired
  1. In medium bowl, gently stir mozzarella, tomatoes and chicken. Drizzle with dressing; toss lightly.
  2. Line each of 4 plates with 3 lettuce leaves; spoon salad onto lettuce-lined plates. Garnish with basil.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving (1 1/4 Cups))
  • Calories 370
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 85mg;
  • Sodium 990mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 37g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.