Thursday, December 11, 2008

Strawberry Chicken Salad

I order this salad for lunch quite a few times at Nordstrom Cafe and every time I always wonder how to make them because it tastes soooooooooo good for lunch. Not only during summer time. I can eat this all year long. I found this recipe at I'm sure at least it will tasted quite close to Nordstrom's. The only difference is that instead of nuts, they sprinkle it with candied walnut instead which compliments the salad. Also they grilled their chicken instead of pan-fried.

1/3 c. raspberry vinegar
3/4 c. safflower oil
1 clove garlic
1/2 inch ginger root sliced
1/2 tsp. salt1 tbsp. sugar
*Mince garlic and ginger. Add remaining ingredients and shake to blend.

Mixed greens (bib, romaine, spinach)
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast (strips)
1/2 red onion (sliced thin)
1 pt. strawberries
1/4 c. walnuts (or sunflower seeds)

Brown chicken strips in a little oil and butter. With chicken still in pan de-glaze with a few tablespoon of dressing. Set aside.
On individual salad plates arrange greens. Divide chicken and strawberries among plates. Add a few rings of red onion. Drizzle 3 tablespoons of dressing over and sprinkle with nuts. Great luncheon dish!

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