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Chicken, Tomato & Cucumber Dinner Salad

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish 20 mins
Chicken, Tomato & Cucumber Dinner Salad
Ingredients
  • 5  tablespoons  olive oil, divided
  • 1 - 1 1/4  pounds  chicken breast tenders
  •  Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/4  cup  cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 1  tablespoon  snipped fresh thyme
  • 1  teaspoon  sugar
  • 1  medium  cucumber, cut in thin ribbons
  • 2  tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2  cup  pitted green olives, halved and/or sliced
  • 4  ounces  feta cheese (optional)
Directions

1. In large skillet heat 1 Tbsp. of the olive oil over medium heat. Lightly sprinkle chicken tenders with salt and pepper. Cook chicken in hot oil for 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until no pink remains.

2. For vinaigrette, in a screw-top jar combine remaining oil, vinegar, thyme, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper; shake to combine.

3. On four dinner plates arrange chicken, cucumber ribbons, sliced tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese. Drizzle vinaigrette over salads.

SALAD VERSATILITY:

4. Substitute fish for chicken, zucchini or carrots for cucumbers, halved cherry or grape tomatoes for sliced tomatoes, and pitted Kalamata or ripe olives for the olives.

From the Test KitchenPantry:
  • olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar
Nutrition Facts (Chicken, Tomato & Cucumber Dinner Salad)
  • Servings Per Recipe 4,
  • cal. (kcal) 336,
  • Fat, total (g) 23,
  • chol. (mg) 73,
  • sat. fat (g) 3,
  • carb. (g) 7,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 15,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 25,
  • vit. A (IU) 632,
  • vit. C (mg) 12,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 12,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 1,
  • Folate (g) 20,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 569,
  • Potassium (mg) 700,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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