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Chicken Salad with Goat Cheese

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 8 min.
Creamy goat cheese, aromatic rosemary sprigs, and toasted pine nuts make for an elegant chicken salad recipe that will delight the senses.


  • 4 chicken breasts, halved, boned with skins
  • 6 cups fresh, mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small carrot, cut in strips
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut in strips
  • 5 oz goat cheese, cut in 4 pieces
  • 4 small rosemary sprigs (or basil leaves)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • olive oil, as needed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Salad Vinaigrette1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbs balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven broiler.
  • To prepare vinaigrette whisk ingredients together.
  • In a large bowl combine salad greens, onion, carrot and bell pepper; chill. Push a piece of goat cheese and sprig of rosemary between the skin and meat of each chicken breast. Smooth the skin over the meat. Brush with olive oil; season with salt and pepper.
  • Place chicken on broiler pan, skin side up. Broil 7 or 8 minutes per side or until breast meat is no longer pink. Toss salad with dressing; divide among 4 small plates. Place each chicken breast on a cutting board; cut into slices. Arrange on a bed of salad. Garnish with pine nuts. Serve at once.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 510
  Calories from Fat 336 (66%)
(58%)Total Fat 38g
(46%)Saturated Fat 9g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 20g
(31%)Cholesterol 92mg
(12%)Sodium 286mg
(23%)Potassium 790mg
Total Carbohydrate 9g
(11%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 1g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(69%)Protein 34g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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