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Chicken, Green Bean, Corn, Farro & Goat Cheese Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken, Green Bean, Corn, Farro & Goat Cheese Salad recipe? Learn how to make Chicken, Green Bean, Corn, Farro & Goat Cheese Salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jbaker55

Makes 4 servings



Farro is a nutty-flavored grain that's popular in Tuscany. It's not as heavy as some other whole grains, but it's still packed with protein, fiber, magnesium, and vitamins A, B, C, and E. Here, it's the base for a satisfying summer salad.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken, Green Bean, Corn, Farro & Goat Cheese Salad

1/2 cup spelt (or farro)
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
8 ounces skinless boneless chicken breast halves
12 ounces green beans, trimmed, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
2 cups corn kernels (fresh yellow cut from 2 to 3 ears of corn)
3 green onions, thinly sliced (about 3/4 cup)
1 tablespoon minced fresh marjoram
1/2 teaspoon salt, coarse kosher
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons minced shallot
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
4 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled (about 1 1/4 cups)

Recipe Directions for Chicken, Green Bean, Corn, Farro & Goat Cheese Salad

  1. Cook farro in medium saucepan of boiling salted water until just tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain; cool.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to skillet; cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 8 minutes per side. Cool, then cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch cubes. Cook green beans in large saucepan of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain. Rinse under cold water to cool; drain. Transfer beans to kitchen towel; pat dry.

  3. Mix farro, chicken, and green beans in large bowl; add corn and green onions.

  4. Combine remaining 2 tablespoons oil, marjoram, and 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt in small bowl. Press with back of spoon to release flavor. Whisk in vinegar, shallot, and mustard. Pour over salad in bowl; toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD: Salad can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.

  5. Divide chilled or room-temperature salad among plates. Sprinkle with goat cheese.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 296.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
478
Calories from Fat
233
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
25.9g
40%
Saturated Fat
9.7g
48%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
472mg
20%
Potassium
655mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
32.8g
11%
Dietary Fiber
7.0g
28%
Sugars
4.6g
Protein
31.0g
Vitamin A 29% Vitamin C 36%
Calcium 32% Iron 20%
* 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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Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
   
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