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Lime-Berry Chicken Salad

Lime-Berry Chicken Salad

  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
larkspur

larkspur

This salad combines many of my favorite Spring flavors including strawberries, snap peas, and lime. The homemade poppy seed dressing makes this salad outstanding!

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Directions

  1. Toss chicken breasts, limeade, and pepper in a bowl. Cook the chicken breasts in a skillet until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 8 minutes. Remove skillet from the heat and set aside.
  2. Combine sugar, vinegar, salt, mustard, and onion in a blender. Process for about 20 seconds. With the blender on high speed, gradually add oil in a slow and steady stream. Stir in poppy seeds.
  3. Arrange spinach on 4 salad plates and top with strawberries, peas, pecans, and the cooked chicken. Serve with the poppy seed dressing.
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Jo
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Jo

8/30/2010

5 star for taste and ease and this recipe is easily lightened up for less fat and calories. A very good tasting salad. I made this once as directed and a second time 'lightened up". Like most salads all the fat and calories come from the dressing. So I just lightened up the dressing and voila! Same great taste and only a fraction of the calories. Lightened up version - chicken: I did not use limeade concentrate to coat the chicken. I just used straight, squeezed lime juice. dressing: 2 tablespoons of sugar, and only 1/4 c of oil leaving the remaining ingredients for the dressing intact. Then to compensate for the liquid I removed, I added some lime juice mixed with water. I blended all ingredients together for a wonderful salad dressing with much less calories. Just a small drizzle of dressing is all that is needed. salad: to save a few more calories, I only used about an 1/8 cup of pecans and crushed them up, then dusted them on top of the salad. This is a very good recipe as is, but there was not much difference in taste once it was lightened.

PiggyCook66
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PiggyCook66

8/30/2010

Delicious salad! You don't use all the dressing - I had a lot left over. If you don't use all the dressing, you won't have all those calories and fat. It makes me angry to see all these bad reviews by people who didn't make the recipe just because they didn't take the time to carefully read it. I hope Allrecipes will remove those reviews and put in a comment about the amount of dressing being too much. I plan on making the salad again to use up the dressing I had left.

Rhianna
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Rhianna

4/3/2010

We loved this! Each component was excellent on its own; put together it was superb! I made it as written, although instead of using limeade, I simply reduced some lime juice with a pinch of sugar. I chose to halve the dressing, which was perfect for the salad quantity. (If you make the full amount of dressing, it is equally delicious on other salads, of course.) I used organic chicken breasts which were much smaller than the regular grocery store's chicken breasts. Two of us made a meal out of this, & had enough greens leftover for one more serving (i.e., 3 people could make a meal of this). ~ Bravo, Larkspur!

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