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Balsamic Chicken and Brown Rice Salad -- Dietitian's Choice Recipe
Balsamic Chicken and Brown Rice Salad -- Dietitian's Choice Recipe

Category: Entree Salad | Serves: 6

(267 ratings)

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 250
Protein: 17 g
Carbs: 18 g
Fat: 13 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Sodium: 151 mg
Fiber: 2 g

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Homemade balsamic dressing makes this rice and chicken salad scrumptious. If you have leftover chicken and rice -this is the salad for you!

Nonfat cooking spray
3 skinless and boneless chicken breast halves
1 15.5 oz. can green beans, French-cut, drained
2 cups cooked brown rice, cooled
1 cup shredded red cabbage
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 green onion, sliced
Lettuce leaves (optional)

Balsamic Vinaigrette (makes about 1/2 cup):

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon water
1 Place vinaigrette ingredients in an airtight container and shake until combined or use a whisk to combine in a bowl then set aside.
2 Preheat broiler. Adjust oven rack to about 4-5 inches from heat.
3 Place 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette in a bowl then brush chicken halves on each side.
4 Spray a broiler pan with cooking spray then place chicken on pan. Place pan on oven rack and cook chicken for about 15 minutes or until no longer pink in the thickest part of the meat and juices run clear.
5 Turn halves to other side halfway through the time to ensure even cooking. Cut chicken into 1/4-inch slices and set aside.
6 In a large bowl, toss together the green beans, rice, cabbage, carrot and green onion. Add remaining vinaigrette and toss until well-coated.
7 Place lettuce leaves on salad plates. Add a serving of the rice mixture in the center and top with chicken slices.

Ratings & Reviews
(267 ratings)
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Reviewed By: sapnamathur
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May 03, 2024
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This is something I would love to try.
May 06, 2012
Left overs is our main stay...
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I`m always looking for something new to do with the left over`s. I cook like for family of 6 however I seldom have ...
Jun 08, 2008
Great Recipe!
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I am always looking for a good recipe using balsamic and this is definitely one of them!
Jun 08, 2008
Wouldn`t make it again
Reviewed By: Diet.com Member
Loved the chicken, but the rice mixture was lacking
Jul 09, 2006
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