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Bread Salad with Cranberries, Spinach, and Chicken Recipe

Looking for an easy Bread Salad with Cranberries, Spinach, and Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Bread Salad with Cranberries, Spinach, and Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jrwoolf

Makes 6 servings



Yummy salad... it calls for pine nuts but we don't put those in to save some unneeded calories.

Recipe Ingredients for Bread Salad with Cranberries, Spinach, and Chicken

2 tsp ground fennel
2 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne powder
24 oz skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
4 tsp olive oil
2 tbsp thinly sliced shallots
5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp grated orange rind
2 tbsp orange juice
2 tbsp cranberry juice
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp ground fennel
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp kosher salt
6 cups (6 oz) spinach
2 1/2 cups croutons
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
2 tbsp thinly sliced shallots
2 tbsp sliced pitted olives

Recipe Directions for Bread Salad with Cranberries, Spinach, and Chicken

  1. To prepare chicken, combine first 4 ingredients; rub evenly over chicken. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan.

  2. To prepare vinaigrette, add 2 tbsp shallots and garlic to pan; cook for 3 minutes or until shallots and garlic begin to brown, stirring occassionally. Stir in red wine vinegar, orange rind, juices, honey, 1/2 tsp fennel, black pepper, and 1/4 tsp salt; cook over medium-high heat until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 1 min). Remove vinaigrette from pan, and cool completely.

  3. To prepare salad, chop chicken into bite-sized pieces. Combine chicken, spinach, and remianing ingredients in a large bowl. Add vinaigrette; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately.

Categories

Salads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 208.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
272
Calories from Fat
63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
7.0g
11%
Saturated Fat
1.2g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
66mg
22%
Sodium
612mg
25%
Potassium
268mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
28.9g
10%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
13.8g
Protein
26.2g
Vitamin A 59% Vitamin C 23%
Calcium 6% Iron 10%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very high in vitamin A
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
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