March 31, 2010

Warm Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken and Spinach Salad with Fruit and Nuts


This is a healthy and delicious meal. Something about salty spinach with warm honey mustard chicken and nuts paired with the sweetness of strawberries and oranges makes me feel deliciously happy inside. Spinach cooks down a lot, so be sure to have plenty on hand!



Ingredients:

  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • Honey mustard sauce (Click here for my homemade recipe)
  • Reserve some honey mustard sauce for pouring over salad
  • Fresh baby spinach, stems removed; chopped
  • Strawberries, rinsed and sliced
  • Orange, peeled and sliced
  • Nuts, e.g., walnuts, pecans, peanuts or sesame seeds (roast in oven if desired)
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Sea salt, to taste


Directions:

  • Marinate chicken breasts in honey mustard sauce for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Grill chicken until thoroughly cooked, about 5 minutes per side.
  • While chicken is grilling, heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat; until smoking hot.
  • Line a colander with paper towels and set nearby.
  • Add spinach leaves a handful at a time and cook until spinach turns bright green, about 5 seconds.
  • Remove spinach from oil with slotted spoon and place in colander; season with sea salt.
  • Place spinach in bowl. Toss spinach with strawberries, orange slices and nuts.
  • Place grilled chicken on top of salad.
  • Warm honey mustard in microwave and and pour over.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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