Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Easy, Delicious, Healthy Real Simple Magazine Recipe

I made this recipe even before I went Gluten Free. I happen to love making chicken recipes, because they're easy to work with. As a bonus, this recipe has readily available ingredients and is totally gf (just check your orange juice!)


Kashrut: Please remember to use red wine vinegar from a reliable hekscher, as it is derived from red wine! I used Heinz red wine vinegar, with an OU hekscher. Also, if you can, make your own orange--it will taste MUCH better!

Chicken, Avocado, and Orange Salad

Chicken, Avocado, and Orange Salad
Maura McEvoy
Serves 4
Hands-on Time: 15m
Total Time: 30m
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)
  • 2 large navel oranges
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 2 (5-ounce) packages mixed salad greens, such as Bibb and radicchio, or romaine blend
  • 1 firm, ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
1. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, orange juice, oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ⅛ teaspoon pepper until well blended.
2. Cook the chicken breasts in boiling, salted water for 10 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink inside.
3. Remove the chicken and cool 5 minutes on a cutting board before slicing into long strips.
4. Transfer the warm sliced chicken to a bowl and toss with a few tablespoons of vinaigrette. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
5. With a sharp knife, remove the orange peel and white pith from the oranges. Slice crosswise into thin rounds.
6. In a large bowl, toss the onion and lettuce with the remaining vinaigrette. Divide between bowls and top the salads with the chicken, oranges, and avocado slices.
Upgrade this salad by adding chopped slices of cooked bacon or pancetta.
Nutritional Information
Calories 432; Calories From Fat 264; Fat 30g; Sat Fat 4g; Cholesterol 63mg; Sodium 326mg; Protein 25g; Carbohydrate 18g; Sugar 9g; Fiber 6g; Iron 2mg; Calcium 53mg

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