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Basil Chicken Salad (Dana Tan)

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"Fresh Basil, Tomatoes, Green Beans and Chicken in a tangy red vinaigrette"

Serves 4 | Prep Time 45 Minutes | Cook Time 20 Minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

Every time I make this salad, which is SUPER easy, I get a lot of compliments and requests for the recipe. Fresh basil is the key! A very big serving is only 450 calories.

Ingredients You'll Need

1/3 cup red wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons minced fresh basil (or 2 teaspoons dried basil)
1 Tablespoon capers, drained and chopped
1/2 Teaspoon sugar
Olive or vegetable oil (canola)
Sale to taste
4 Whole small chicken breasts, skinnless and boneless (About 1.5 pounds)
1 Pound fresh green beans
2 Medium size tomatoes, or one pint Cherry tomatoes
Basil leaves for garnish


1. Mix vinedgar, basil, sapers, sugar, 1/3 cups olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon salt. in a medium bowl and set aside.

2. Cut each chicken breast in half, then cut each half lengthwise into 1-inch-thick strips

In 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, add 3 Tablespoon olive oil and cook half of the chicken strips with 1/4 tsp salt for about 5 minutes or until chicken just loses its pink color and turns white. Remove chicken from pan with slotted spoon and place in the dressing bowl. In drippings, repeat with rest of the chicken and another 1/4 teaspoon salt. Once all chicken has been placed in the bowl with the dressing, lightly toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

While chicken is chilling in the refrigerator, fill 3 quart sauce pan with 1 inch water and 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Add green beans and cook for about 10 minutes until tender crisp. Remove from water and place in bowl, cover and refrigerate.

30 minutes before serving, cut tomatoes into wedges (your tomatoes should NOT be refrigerate at any point in this recipe), and combine tomatoes with green beans and chicken misture. Spoon salad onto large platter, garnish with fresh basil leaves and serve.

Pairs Well With

Fresh Bread, Chardonnay

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