Mixed Greens with Grilled Chicken, Apples, Craisins and Pine Nuts

This is an extremely easy salad that is not only delicious and refreshing but in my opinion is low in fat and calories. The recipe calls for a bottled dressing, because it pairs very well with the ingredients, is fat-free and no fuss of making a dressing. Generally the chicken is grilled and served at room temperature or chilled. Grill extra chicken when possible and this will come together in no time! Makes 4 meal salads.

Ingredients

Grilled Chicken
4 – 4 oz. grilled chicken breasts
1/4 cup of olive oil
Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
Salad
1/4 cup of pine nuts toasted (optionally, use Sunkist Almond Accents Honey Roasted Flavored Sliced Almonds)
1 apple peeled, cored and cut into slices
1/2 cup of Craisins
8 cups of mixed greens
1/2 cup of Ken’s Steak House Fat Free Raspberry Pecan Dressing

Technique

Lightly coat the chicken with olive oil and lightly season chicken with salt and pepper. Grill chicken over medium high heat on a grill or grill pan until done. Doneness will depend on the thickness of chicken you are using and the type of grill you are using. Set chicken aside until cool enough to cut.  Toast pine nuts in a nonstick skillet over medium heat for about 1 – 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir constantly to prevent from burning. Set aside. Cut chicken at a diagonal. In a large bowl add mixed greens and toss with the dressing to coat evenly. Arrange a quarter of the apple slices on a plate top with a quarter of the salad and place one chicken breast cut on a diagonal on top of greens. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of craisins and 1 tablespoon of toasted pine nuts around each salad. Repeat process for each plate.

Suggested Beverage

Iced tea for lunch or a light, crisp white wine for dinner – try Bogle Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc (California), Brancott Vineyards Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand) or Chateau St. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc (Columbia Valley).

Chatty Advice

When making any of our gluten-free recipes take care in reading the labels of any packaged or canned products. If there is a label on anything you are using, read it or ask to make sure that it is indeed gluten-free. Many products vary in ingredients from brand to brand. Some examples of this can be found when looking at the labels of soy sauce, mustard, distilled vinegar, and even chicken broth.

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