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Mercy- Chicken, Tomato & Cucumber Salad- May 29, 2012

Carrie Phillips, RD LD, with Mercy creates a perfect summer salad.
Chicken, Tomato & Cucumber Dinner Salad Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens April 2012 www.bhg.com Makes: 4 servings Start to Finish: 20 mins Ingredients 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 - 1 1/4 pounds chicken breast tenders Salt and ground black pepper 1/4 cup cider vinegar or white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme 1 teaspoon sugar 1 medium cucumber, cut in thin ribbons 2 tomatoes, sliced 1/2 cup pitted green olives, halved and/or sliced 4 ounces feta cheese (optional) Directions 1. In large skillet heat 1 Tbsp. of the olive oil over medium heat. Lightly sprinkle chicken tenders with salt and pepper. Cook chicken in hot oil for 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until no pink remains. 2. For vinaigrette, in a screw-top jar combine remaining oil, vinegar, thyme, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; shake to combine. 3. On four dinner plates arrange chicken, cucumber ribbons, sliced tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese. Drizzle vinaigrette over salads. 4. SALAD VERSATILITY Substitute fish for chicken, zucchini or carrots for cucumbers, halved cherry or grape tomatoes for sliced tomatoes, and pitted Kalamata or ripe olives for the olives. Nutrition Facts (Chicken, Tomato & Cucumber Dinner Salad) Servings Per Recipe 4, Calories336, Protein (gm) 25, Carbohydrate (gm) 7, Fat, total (gm) 23, Cholesterol (mg) 73, Saturated fat (gm) 3, Monosaturated fat (gm) 15, Polyunsaturated fat (gm) 3, Dietary Fiber, total (gm) 2,
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