Wednesday, 8 August 2012

#WIAW - Grilled Chicken Salad with Peanut Sauce

I have had some requests for more recipes recently. But because I have been lacking confidence on the nutrition front lately, I have been reluctant to share much about food. BLAH! But that is just silly isn't it?! Because even though I may still be trying to navigate Marathon Training, I still know a delicious salad when I taste one! And because it is What I Ate Wednesday on Peas and Crayons I thought I should definitely share this one with you!

This recipe actually comes from Bonnie Stern's Heart Smart Cookbook. She is a wealth of knowledge. She also has lots of heart healthy and delicious recipes to choose from - seriously - this book is full of them! Plus anyone who wants to help me take care of my little defective ticker and gets the Heart and Stroke Foundation's seal of approval is alright in my books!

This has been a great way to use up all the veggies from our weekly CSA produce box. And it is quick and easy because you can just use leftover chicken (recommend 3-4 cups) from the night before. Perfect Summer Staple!

Grilled Chicken Salad with Peanut Sauce
Makes between 6-8 servings

Nutrition Note: Each serving is 328 calories and packs a whopping protein punch with 31 grams!

Ingredients:

Salad:
1 large head of Romaine lettuce (shredded)
1 head of Radicchio (shredded)
2 carrots (grated)
1 sweet pepper
4 corn tortilla chips
1 bunch of cilantro or parsley (chopped) 

Peanut Sauce:
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp sot sauce
2 tbsp hot water

Lime Honey Dressing:
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp honey mustard
1 clove of garlic (minced)
1/2 tsp pepper
salt to taste

1. Mix up the two dressings first in separate bowls.
2. Cut tortilla into strips, spread on a baking sheet, and bake at 400 F for 8 minutes until crisp.
3. In a large bowl (Note: use a very large bowl there are a lot of veggies) toss together all of the prepared veggies, the chicken, the crispy tortilla strips, and the Lime Honey dressing.
4. Drizzle Peanut Sauce over the finished product and Enjoy!

Hope you guys like it!
Happy Wednesday!
Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,
Krysten

2 comments:

  1. As I say on my Live Lean TV cooking show..."Damn that looks good!"

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  2. That looks great Krysten although I'd have to sub for the peanut sauce. Nutrition is tricky. I'm trying to clean up my eating and I love seeing what others are eating.

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