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Farmers Market Chicken Salad

Farmer's Market Chicken Salad

Ingredients

Chicken

  • No-stick cooking spray
  • 1 1/2 cups toasted wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch wide strips

Salad

  • 6 cups mixed salad greens, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups red or yellow cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups small thin green beans, blanched snow or sugar snap peas, sliced bell peppers or cucumbers or any combination

Honey-Dijon Dressing

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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Instructions

  1. Honey-Dijon Dressing: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  2. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Chicken: Combine wheat germ, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a shallow dish; mix well.
  4. In another shallow dish, beat egg whites and water until frothy. Dip chicken strips into egg mixture then in wheat germ mixture.
  5. Dip and coat chicken again, coating thoroughly; place on baking sheet. Lightly spray with cooking spray.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center.
  7. Salad: Arrange greens, tomatoes and green beans on serving platter; top with warm chicken.
  8. Drizzle Honey-Dijon Dressing over salad.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 450 Sodium: 980mg Calories from Fat: 100 Carbohydrates: 52g Fat: 11g Fiber: 9g Saturated Fat: 2g Protein: 42g Cholesterol: 65mg

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): National Honey Board