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Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad

Spruce up your salad with this easy and protein-filled blueberry chicken chopped salad. It’s perfect for lunch or dinner. Dijon vinaigrette adds a brightness to the salad, blueberries add a pop of flavour and juiciness. Romaine lettuce is actually FULL of nutrients, so eat up and feel good about your lunch!

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Blueberry Chicken Chopped Salad
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Ingredients

    Dijon vinaigrette
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) olive oil
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) honey
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard
  • pinch of salt and black pepper
  • For the chicken:
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • For the salad:
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, finely chopped
  • 1 pint (2 cups/500 mL) fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup (250 mL) roughly-chopped toasted pecans
  • 2/3 cup (160 mL) diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) blue cheese (or any soft cheese)
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans

Instructions

    To make the vinaigrette:
  1. Whisk all ingredients together until combined.
  2. To prepare the chicken:
  3. Season chicken breasts on both sides generously with salt and pepper.
  4. Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside.
  5. Transfer chicken breasts to a separate plate and let rest for at least 5-10 minutes. Then chop into small, bite-sized pieces.
  6. To assemble:
  7. Add the chicken to a large bowl with the lettuce, blueberries, pecans, red onion, blue cheese, and vinaigrette. Toss to combine. Serve immediately.
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This recipe is kindly provided by Fruits from Chile, courtesy of the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council.

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