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Fast and Easy Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Pecans

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 2

It only takes 15 minutes to make this light and filling summer salad of grilled chicken tenderloins, lettuce, pecans, strawberries and balsamic vinaigrette. ...MORE+ LESS-

Paula Jones Paula Jones
September 6, 2012

Ingredients

1/2
lb uncooked chicken breast tenderloins
Salt and pepper
1
head green oak lettuce (about 3 oz)
1/4
cup pecans
1/4
cup halved strawberries
1/4
cup low-fat balsamic vinaigrette

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat gas or charcoal grill.
  • 2
    Place 10-inch grill pan on grill over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; place in grill pan. Cook about 8 minutes, turning occasionally, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
  • 3
    Divide lettuce evenly between 2 serving plates. Top each with half of chicken, pecans and strawberries. Drizzle desired amount of vinaigrette over each.

Expert Tips

  • Recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.
  • If you prefer, season the chicken with lemon-pepper seasoning.
  • Swap out the pecans with walnuts or pistachios.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
Calories from Fat
120
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
160mg
7%
Potassium
450mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
Sugars
7g
Protein
27g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%
50%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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