Almond And Wild Rice Chicken Salad Recipe

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Servings: 6

Ingredients

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  • 1 c. uncooked wild rice
  • 5 c. chicken stock
  • 3 x chicken breasts -- bones and skin removed
  • 3 x scallions -- sliced
  • 1 x juice of 1/2 lemon salt and pepper
  • 1 x red pepper -- seeded and diced
  • 2 ounce snow peas -- cut diagonally
  • 1 c. almond slivers -- toasted
  • 6 x radicchio c. made of several leaves each Dressing
  • 3 Tbsp. almond oil
  • 1/4 tsp grnd allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp marjoram
  • 1/4 c. minced almonds
  • 6 ounce blue cheese -- crumbled
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Rinse wild rice; place in a medium saucepan with stock; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer; cover and cook for 30 min. Add in the chicken breasts and scallions and cook another 15 min, turning chicken pcs occasionally. Drain; remove chicken to cold. Season rice with lemon juice and salt and pepper. Set aside to cold.
  3. Make dressing: Heat 1 Tbsp. of oil in a medium skillet and add in the spices and the minced almonds, stirring for 3-5 min till the spices are fragrant. Transfer to a shaker jar and add in the rest of the oil and other dressing ingredients. Shake thoroughly.
  4. Put the rice in a large bowl; fluffing it. Add in the red pepper, snow peas and the toasted almond slivers. Cut the chicken into bite-size pcs and add in to the rice. Combine most of the dressing with the rice-chicken mix-save a little to drizzle on the radicchio c..
  5. Place radicchio c. on individual salad plates, filling each with the rice-chicken mix; drizzle with the remainder of the dressing. Garnish with additional almond slivers, red peppers and blue cheese, if you like.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 313g
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories 345  
Calories from Fat 170 49%
Total Fat 19.5g 24%
Saturated Fat 6.27g 25%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 21mg 7%
Sodium 713mg 30%
Potassium 502mg 14%
Total Carbs 30.16g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4.4g 15%
Sugars 6.33g 4%
Protein 14.36g 23%
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