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Chicken Mixed Greens Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Dinner, SaladsMeghan ColvinComment
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With the weather heating up and the days growing longer (seriously, it doesn’t get dark here until 11pm) salads for dinner are a becoming the new norm. This salad is so yummy and full of ingredients I would never have thought to put together, but I guess that’s why I’m not in charge of the cooking around here. Side note, I learned that the Dutch word for poppy seed is ‘maanzaad’ which directly translates to moon seed. So I guess I know where poppy seeds come from now. 

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// RECIPE //

:: Prepare Chicken ::

INGREDIENTS

  • 12 ounces chicken, cubed (about 2 small chicken breasts)
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat olive oil in a pan over med/high heat.
  2. Add chicken, salt and lemon pepper.
  3. Cook, stirring every 2 minutes until chicken is cooked through (approx. 6 minutes).
  4. Remove from heat and let cool while making salad dressing.

:: Prepare Salad Dressing ::

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon honey dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place all ingredients in a jar and shake the shit out of it. Chill for 30 minutes. 

:: Prepare Salad ::

INGREDIENTS

  • Cooked chicken
  • 5 ounces mixed greens of your choice
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cubed feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup roasted almonds
  • 1/3 cup cranberries
  • 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and give it a quick mix. 
  2. Pour the desired amount of dressing over the salad and mix to coat the ingredients. 
  3. Plate and serve.