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Chicken, Avocado, Orange, Nectarine Salad W Citrus Yogurt

At some point during the summer, I always crave a chicken salad. Although chicken salad has been served inside nearly every imaginable fruit, I feel that incorporating the nectarines and oranges into the salad gives the chicken extra moisture and zest. This dressing is very low in fat for more summer lightness.

Type: Chicken, Poultry
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1   Roasted 3-pound chicken
1   Avocado
4   Nectarines (medium)
2   Navel oranges
  Arugula leaves - for lining plates
2 tablespoons 30mlFinely-chopped Italian parsley - for garnish
  Citrus Yogurt Dressing
1/2 cup 118mlPlain low-fat or whole milk yogurt
1/4 cup 59mlFresh orange juice
3 tablespoons 45mlSafflower oil
1 tablespoon 15mlFresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons 30mlPoppy seeds
2 teaspoons 10mlGranulated sugar
2 teaspoons 10mlGrated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt

Recipe Instructions

For the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, orange juice, oil, lemon juice, poppy seeds, sugar, zest, and salt. Allow to stand at room temperature for 1 hour.

Remove the skin from the chicken and discard. Pull the meat from the bones and cut into 1-inch pieces. There should be approximately 4 cups. Place in a large bowl. Peel the avocado, cut it into 1/2-inch slices, and add to the chicken. Cut the unpeeled nectarines into 1-inch chunks and add to the salad. Peel the oranges, divide into sections, and toss with the other ingredients. Pour the dressing on top and mix well.

Line 4 plates with arugula leaves and divide the salad among them. Garnish with the parsley and serve.

This recipe yields 4 servings.



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