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Chicken and Blueberry Salad with Creamy Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

AuthorMike EgrieCategory, , DifficultyIntermediate

Chicken Blueberry Salad Creamy Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time30 mins

 ½ cup sliced almonds
 ½ cup lite poppy seed dressing
 1 ½ tbsp fresh lemon juice
 1 tsp lemon zest
 1 ¼ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
 2 tsp roasted garlic & herb seasoning
 3 romaine hearts, chopped
 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
 ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
 1 cup fresh blueberries

1

Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. In large skillet, cook and stir almonds over medium heat 5 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant; transfer to plate to cool.

2

In medium bowl, stir dressing, lemon juice and zest; cover and refrigerate.

3

Sprinkle chicken with seasoning and place on hot grill rack; cover and cook 10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°, turning once; transfer to cutting board and slice.

4

Divide romaine, avocado, onion, blueberries, almonds and chicken over 4 plates; serve with dressing

Fill-up with fiber: Many grains come in microwaveable pouches, so you can add some hearty flavor to your salad, without adding heat to kitchen! Serve it up right on top of the salad for even more fiber and B vitamins.

Make it Gluten Free: Dependent on using Gluten Free dressing and seasoning.

Ingredients

 ½ cup sliced almonds
 ½ cup lite poppy seed dressing
 1 ½ tbsp fresh lemon juice
 1 tsp lemon zest
 1 ¼ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
 2 tsp roasted garlic & herb seasoning
 3 romaine hearts, chopped
 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
 ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
 1 cup fresh blueberries

Directions

1

Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. In large skillet, cook and stir almonds over medium heat 5 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant; transfer to plate to cool.

2

In medium bowl, stir dressing, lemon juice and zest; cover and refrigerate.

3

Sprinkle chicken with seasoning and place on hot grill rack; cover and cook 10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165°, turning once; transfer to cutting board and slice.

4

Divide romaine, avocado, onion, blueberries, almonds and chicken over 4 plates; serve with dressing

Chicken and Blueberry Salad with Creamy Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Salad

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 430
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g33%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 632mg27%
Total Carbohydrate 10g4%
Dietary Fiber 17g68%
Sugars 9g
Protein 35g70%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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