Spinach, Pear and Chicken Salad

Total Time:
25 min
20 min
5 min

4 servings

  • 1 large skinless, boneless chicken breast (about 12 ounces)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
  • 8 cups baby spinach (about 5 ounces)
  • 4 endives, cut lengthwise into thin wedges
  • 1/3 cup almonds, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1 pear, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup shredded gruyere cheese
  • Slice the chicken breast in half horizontally to make 2 thin cutlets; season with salt and pepper. Heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until lightly golden and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate to cool, then thinly slice.

  • Meanwhile, combine the cranberries, vinegar and 1 tablespoon water in a small microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave 45 seconds to plump the cranberries. Let cool.

  • Whisk the cranberry-vinegar mixture, lemon juice, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste in a large bowl. Whisk in the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil in a slow stream until blended. Add the chicken, spinach, endives, almonds, pear, about half of the cheese, and salt and pepper to taste; toss to combine. Divide among bowls and top with the remaining cheese.

  • Per serving: Calories 404; Fat 22 g (Saturated 5 g); Cholesterol 65 mg; Sodium 461 mg; Carbohydrate 26 g; Fiber 8 g; Protein 28 g

  • Photograph by Antonis Achilleos

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