Grilled Chicken Salad with Spiced Pecans, Gorgonzola, and Peaches

This simple salad features Perdue’s Short Cuts pre-cooked chicken strips. The spiced nuts paired with the mild...
Grilled Chicken Salad with Spiced Pecans, Gorgonzola, and Peaches

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Grilled Chicken Salad with Spiced Pecans, Gorgonzola, and Peaches

This simple salad features Perdue’s Short Cuts pre-cooked chicken strips. The spiced nuts paired with the mild sweetness from the peaches, and sharp, salty gorgonzola makes for a balanced delicious salad for lunch or dinner.

5
Servings
885
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the Nuts:

  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried orange peel (optional)
  • 1/4 Cup light brown sugar
  • 1 Pound pecan halves

For the vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 Cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 Teaspoon honey

For the salad:

  • 1 package of Perdue Short Cuts, original roast chicken strips
  • 5 Ounces arugula or romaine, washed and dried
  • 1/2 Cup spiced pecans
  • 1 peach, diced
  • 1/4 Cup gorgonzola crumbled
  • Balsamic vinaigrette, to taste

Directions

For the Nuts:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Combine the spices, salt, pepper, and sugar together. Then, toss the nuts in the egg whites and in the spice mixture to coat. Spread the coated nuts out on the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, being careful not to burn them.

For the vinaigrette:

Combine all the ingredients into a jar with a lid, and shake until emulsified. 

For the salad:

Combine all the ingredients with as much of the vinaigrette as you desire. Serve immediately.   

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
74g
100%
Sugar
17g
19%
Saturated Fat
41g
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
54g
42%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
64µg
9%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
7mg
9%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
257mg
26%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
11g
44%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Iron, Fe
5mg
28%
Magnesium, Mg
10mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
49mg
7%
Sodium, Na
145mg
10%
Water
62g
2%

Grilled Chicken Shopping Tip

When buying chicken, make sure to ask for it to be placed in a separate plastic bag, to minimize the risk of cross-contamination.

Grilled Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.