PointsPlus Chicken and Orange Salad Recipe

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PointsPlus Chicken and Orange Salad Recipe
Chicken and Orange Salad
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Chicken and Orange Salad

Here’s a great way to use up leftover roast chicken from the ready-made section of the store. Combined with fresh oranges and romaine lettuce, it’s a quick and easy healthy meal.

Ready in
15 m
2
Servings
251
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 medium-sized navel orange
  • 5 ounces cooked boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped coarsely or torn
  • 2 small shallots, minced
  • 1 large rib celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons almonds, sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

Peel the orange, making sure to remove all of the white pith, and cut into bite-sized pieces. In a large bowl, combine the orange, chicken, lettuce, shallot, celery, and almonds. Combine the remaining ingredients in a cup and stir well to blend in the honey. Pour the dressing over salad just before serving; toss gently but well.

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

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

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
14%
Sugar
17g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
6%
Cholesterol
67mg
22%
Protein
18g
36%
Carbs
27g
9%
Vitamin A
228µg
25%
Vitamin B12
0.4µg
7.2%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
30.6%
Vitamin C
65mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.7IU
0.2%
Vitamin E
3mg
13%
Vitamin K
60µg
75%
Calcium
168mg
17%
Fiber
5g
21%
Folate (food)
126µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
126µg
31%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
65mg
16%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
25%
Phosphorus
264mg
38%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
739mg
21%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
19.4%
Sodium
389mg
16%
Sugars, added
3g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
14.8%
Zinc
2mg
11%

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