Chicken and Strawberry-Spinach Salad

Bright greens and red strawberries come together in a whirlwind of color and flavor in this main-dish salad.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4

Strawberry Dressing

3
tablespoons apple juice
2
tablespoons strawberry spreadable fruit
2
tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Salad

1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
8
cups bite-size pieces spinach
1
cup strawberries, stems removed and strawberries cut in half
1/4
cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (1 oz)
1/4
cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 In small bowl, mix all dressing ingredients until blended; set aside.
  • 2 Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in skillet 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Remove chicken to cutting board.
  • 3 Add dressing to skillet; stir to loosen any pan drippings.
  • 4 Cut chicken into slices. Among 4 plates, divide spinach. Top with chicken, strawberries and cheese. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with walnuts.

Expert Tips

An Italian ingredient, balsamic vinegar is made from white Trebbiano grape juice. This vinegar's dark color and pungent flavor develops while it ages in wooden barrels. Balsamic vinegar is fat free and imparts an intense, sweet flavor to food. Use it to jazz up low-fat recipes.

No balsamic vinegar? Yes, you can use other vinegars; just expect a different flavor.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%;
Vitamin C
70%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.