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Zesty Herb Chicken Salad with Almonds and Cranberry

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Serves 4-5 | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 20 minutes


4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
2 tbsp. Zesty herb mix*
4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
¾ cup almonds, sliced
½ cup dried cranberries
2 tbsp. sugar
Juice of ½ of lemon

Mix Zesty herb according to instructions. Pour over chicken and let set for no less than 1 hour; turn chicken in marinade a few times. Next BBQ chicken then let stand to cool.

Dice chicken into 1 inch bite size pieces and put into a salad bowl. Place cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice into a food processor and process until creamy. Add cream cheese to chicken and mix well. Next add almonds, cranberries and mix until well incorporated.

Serve Chicken salad over a bed of leafy greens.

*Zesty Herb Marinade Mix

Spice Mix

1 tbsp. garlic powder

1 tbsp. sugar

2 tbsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. ground black pepper

1 tsp. dried thyme

1 tsp. dried basil

1 tsp. dried parsley

1 tsp. celery seed

2 tbsp. Cajun seasoning

Zesty Italian Marinade

3 tbsp. white vinegar

3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup water

2 tbsp. mixed spice

In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic salt, onion powder, sugar, oregano, pepper, thyme, basil, parsley, celery salt, and Cajun seasoning.

Store the spice mix in a tightly sealed container, and use as needed.

To make marinade, whisk together the vinegar, oil, water and 2 tbsp. of the spice mix.

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