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Apricot Salsa Grilled Chicken Salad (Cooking for 2)

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Add sizzle to dinner salad with chicken hot off the grill and a peppy fruit salsa.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 2

Ingredients

Apricot Salsa

1/3
cup orange juice
1/4
cup chopped dried apricots
1
tablespoon apricot preserves
1
teaspoon olive or vegetable oil
1/3
cup chopped red bell pepper
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1
medium green onion, sliced (1 tablespoon)
1/2
teaspoon grated orange peel

Salad

2
boneless skinless chicken breasts (5 oz each)
1/4
teaspoon garlic salt
3
cups bite-size pieces mixed salad greens

Directions

  • 1 Reserve 1 tablespoon of the orange juice; set aside. In 1-quart saucepan, heat apricots and remaining orange juice to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 5 minutes or until most of the orange juice is absorbed. Cool 15 minutes. In small bowl, mix reserved 1 tablespoon orange juice, the preserves and oil. Stir in apricot mixture and remaining salsa ingredients; set aside.
  • 2 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt. Place chicken on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F). Cut chicken into 1/2-inch slices.
  • 3 Divide salad greens between 2 plates. Top with chicken and salsa.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 310
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 1 1/2g
  • Sodium 240mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

Apricots offer a host of nutrients inclduing vitamins A and C to accompany their great taste. Be sure to get at least 2 to 3 servings of fruit daily.

Dried peaches and peach preserves can be substituted for the dried apricots and apricot preserves.

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We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 07/24/2012. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
25g
25%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
18g
18%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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