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Touch-of-Gold Chicken-Rice Salad

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish 35 mins
Touch-of-Gold Chicken-Rice Salad
Ingredients
  • 2  cups  chicken broth
  • 3/4  cup  uncooked long grain rice
  • 1  tablespoon  margarine or butter
  • 1/2  teaspoon  curry powder
  • 2  Dashes bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2  cup  sliced celery
  • 1/4  cup  sliced green onions
  • 2  tablespoons  finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 2  tablespoons  snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2  pounds  skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size strips
  •  Salt and pepper
  • 1  tablespoon  cooking oil
  •  Fresh spinach leaves
  • 1  cup  sliced, peeled fresh peaches or sliced fresh nectarines
  • 1  recipe Poppy Seed Dressing (see below)
  • 1/3  cup  pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped
Directions

1. In a medium saucepan combine broth, uncooked rice, margarine or butter, curry powder, and pepper sauce. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in celery, green onions, ginger, and cilantro. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.

2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken, half at a time, in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from pan.

3. To serve, line plates with spinach. Place rice mixture on top of spinach. Arrange chicken and peach or nectarine slices on top of rice. Drizzle with Poppy Seed Dressing; sprinkle with nuts. Makes 6 servings.

Poppy Seed Dressing

Yield: 1/2 cup
Prep 5 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/3  cup  orange juice
  • 3  tablespoons  salad oil
  • 1  tablespoon  Dijon-style mustard
  • 1  teaspoon  poppy seed
  • 2 - 3  dashes  bottled hot pepper sauce
Directions

1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together orange juice, salad oil, Dijon-style mustard, poppy seed, and hot pepper sauce.

Nutrition Facts (Touch-of-Gold Chicken-Rice Salad)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 398,
  • Fat, total (g) 19,
  • chol. (mg) 60,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 29,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 27,
  • vit. A (RE) 124,
  • vit. C (mg) 13,
  • sodium (mg) 416,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 3,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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