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Chicken Pesto Spinach

Chicken Pesto Spinach

Chicken Pesto Spinach Salad

Chicken and robust pesto dressing combine with our Baby Spinach for this richly seasoned salad.
Course Salad
Cuisine Surprise Me
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package Fresh Express Baby Spinach
  • 4 chicken breasts boneless and skinless
  • Your favorite Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing
  • 2 cups frozen peas thawed
  • 1 cup Feta cheese crumbled

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 cup roasted almonds
  • 1 bunch basil chopped
  • 3 Tablespoon Italian parsley chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 3 Tablespoon Asiago cheese grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Place chicken breasts in a medium bowl.
  • Pour vinaigrette over them and toss to coat.
  • Let sit for 20 minutes to an hour.
  • Preheat grill.
  • When grill is hot, cook chicken on both sides.
  • Place chicken on a warm plate.
  • Set aside for 10 minutes (it will finish cooking – ensure it reaches internal temperature of 165 degrees F).
  • Place greens into a large salad bowl.
  • Toss with pesto dressing and thawed peas.
  • Mix well and serve on four plates.
  • Slice chicken breasts and lay on top of salad.
  • Sprinkle with crumbled cheese and almonds.

Dressing Instructions:

  • In a food processor, place all dressing ingredients.
  • Pulse to make pesto, scraping sides with a rubber spatula.
  • Blend until creamy. If you are using a blender, add extra olive oil if needed.
Keywords Chicken, Plant-based, Protein, Regional & Ethnic, Salads, Soy Free, Spinach
Made with
Baby Spinach

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