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Pecan and Chicken Salad Recipe

Looking for an easy Pecan and chicken salad recipe? Learn how to make Pecan and chicken salad using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by weggy485

Makes 1 serving



Before you shove a fork into a giant salad, stop and ask yourself a few questions: Is my salad loaded with heavy items? Is the chicken covered with an unnecessary fatty coating? Is it worth its calorie price tag? This swap passes the test with flying colors -- chew without fear!

Recipe Ingredients for Pecan and chicken salad

1/2 oz. (about 2 tbsp.) chopped pecan halves (8 - 10 halves)
1 tsp. brown sugar (not packed)
1/2 tsp. light whipped butter or light buttery spread (like Brummel & Brown)
1 dash Vanilla Extract
2 dashes salt
4 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast cutlet, pounded to 1/3-inch thickness (see HG Tip!) (oz+(raw)) (Serving)
1 dash Garlic Powder
2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 cup mixed greens
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 (tsp g) mandarin orange segments canned packed in juice, drained
1 tbsp. sweetened dried cranberries
1 tbsp. crumbled blue cheese
2 tbsp. fat-free or low-fat balsamic vinaigrette

Recipe Directions for Pecan and chicken salad

  1. To make the candied pecans, lay a medium piece of aluminum foil near the stove. Place pecans, sugar, and butter in a skillet, and bring to medium-high heat. Stirring constantly, cook until butter and sugar have melted and mixed and pecans are coated in the mixture, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract and a dash of salt. Spread mixture onto the foil and let cool completely.

  2. Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with garlic powder, onion powder, and remaining dash of salt. If needed, clean skillet. Re-spray skillet and return to medium-high heat. Cook chicken for about 3 minutes per side, until cooked through.

  3. Toss lettuce with mixed greens in a bowl. Top with celery, oranges, cranberries, and cheese. Slice chicken and add to salad. Sprinkle with candied pecans. Drizzle or serve with vinaigrette, and eat up!

Categories

Chicken, Salads, American, Quick

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 698.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
526
Calories from Fat
143
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.9g
24%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
79mg
26%
Sodium
657mg
27%
Potassium
1349mg
39%
Total Carbohydrates
61.6g
21%
Dietary Fiber
15.8g
63%
Sugars
35.0g
Protein
35.8g
Vitamin A 213% Vitamin C 119%
Calcium 14% Iron 16%
* 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
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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