Simply Filling and Core Recipes - Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Chicken Salad

03-25-2005, 10:43 AM
Jamaican Chicken Salad

"The jerk seasoning on the chicken and the dressing's lime peel gives
this fruity tossed salad a taste of the tropics. It's perfect for a
casual summer supper."

Serving Size : 4

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/2 cup bottled fat-free honey-mustard salad
1 teaspoon lime peel -- finely shredded
4 4 ounce skinless boneless chicken breast halves
2 1/2 teaspoons Jamaican jerk seasoning
other spicy seasoning blend, such as
barbecue seasoning, Cajun seasoning or
fajita seasoning
2 teaspoons healthy oil
12 cups torn mixed salad greens
4 plums or apricots -- cut into wedges

For dressing, in a small bowl stir together honey-mustard dressing and lime peel. If necessary, add water to make dressing of drizzling consistency. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Sprinkle both sides of chicken with jerk seasoning. In a large nonstick skillet cook chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is done (170 degrees), turning once.

To serve, place the salad greens on dinner plates. Thinly slice chicken diagonally. Arrange the chicken slices and plum wedges on top of greens. Drizzle with the dressing.