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Chicken Spinach Salad-Habanero-Peach Vinaigrette
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This sweet and spicy main-dish salad features the fire of chilies and the spark of habaneros combined with fragrant canned peaches that are packed with vitamin A and C.
Ingredients:
For the Habanero Peach Vinaigrette dressing:
1 can (about 15 ounces) peach halves or slices in juice, drained (1/2 cup juice reserved)
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground habanero pepper

For the salad:
3 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, about 6 ounces each
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 bags (about 9 ounces each) cleaned baby spinach leaves
1 cup chopped, toasted walnuts
3 ounces crumbled blue cheese or chevre (optional)*

Preparation:
To make the dressing, purée all of the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.

Place the chicken in a plastic zipper bag. Add half the dressing (3/4 cup), seal the bag and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, no more than 8 hours.

Preheat a grill for direct grilling, medium heat.

Soak the onion in ice water for at least 10 minutes; drain.

Grill the chicken until browned on both sides, firm to the touch and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the side of the thickest piece of chicken registers 170°F.

Toss the spinach, onions, walnuts and cheese with the remaining 3/4 cup dressing. Slice the grilled chicken and arrange on top of the salad.
Servings: 6

Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Nutrition Information for Dressing Per Serving: Calories 30; Total fat 0g; Saturated fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 170mg; Carbohydrate 8g; Fiber 1g; Protein 0g; Vitamin A 6%DV**; Vitamin C 4%DV; Folate 0%DV; Calcium 0%DV; Iron 2%DV; Potassium 3%DV

Nutrition Information for Dressed Salad Per Serving: Calories 320; Total fat 16g; Saturated fat 2g; Cholesterol 70mg; Sodium 300mg; Carbohydrate 15g; Fiber 4g; Protein 32g;Vitamin A 170%DV; Vitamin C 45%DV; Folate 48%DV; Calcium 10%DV; Iron 20%DV; Potassium 25%DV

* Optional ingredients not included in the analysis

** Daily Value

Preparation Time: Serves:
Recipe Origin: United States
Submitted by:
cannedfoodfan

United States
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