Chicken Salad with Walnuts and Roquefort Dressing Recipe

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Dominica
Dominica April 7, 2021
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How To Make Chicken Salad with Walnuts and Roquefort Dressing

Level up your usual chicken salad with this easy recipe! Tender chicken and crunchy walnuts are tossed in a tangy and creamy dressing for a tasty meal.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Serves:

Ingredients

  • ½cupwalnuts
  • 6tbspolive oil
  • 1lbchicken breasts,boneless, skinless
  • salt
  • ½tspfresh ground black pepper
  • tbspwine vinegar,red or white
  • 2tbspsour cream
  • ¼lbroquefort,or other blue cheese
  • 1green leaf lettuce head,(about ½ lb)
  • 2radicchio heads,(about 1 lb in all)

Instructions

  1. In a large frying pan, toast the walnuts over moderately low heat, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes, until golden brown.

  2. Remove the nuts from the pan and chop them into fairly large pieces.

  3. In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over moderate heat. Season the chicken breasts with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper and add them to the pan.

  4. Cook the chicken for about 5 minutes, until brown. Turn and cook for about 3 minutes longer, until almost done.

  5. Cover the pan, remove from the heat, and let steam for 5 minutes.

  6. Remove the chicken breasts from the pan. When they are cool enough to handle, cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.

  7. In a glass or stainless-steel bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sour cream, ⅛ teaspoon of salt, and the remaining ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Add the remaining 5 tablespoons of oil slowly, whisking.

  8. Add the Roquefort and stir just to combine, leaving the dressing chunky.

  9. In a large glass or stainless-steel bowl, toss the lettuce and the radicchio with half the dressing.

  10. Put the salad on plates. Top the salads with the chicken. Spoon the remaining dressing over the chicken and then sprinkle with the nuts.

  11. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 509.45kcal
  • Fat: 41.10g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.04g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 21.87g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.09g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.77g
  • Fiber: 0.68g
  • Sugar: 0.56g
  • Protein: 30.87g
  • Cholesterol: 101.21mg
  • Sodium: 601.30mg
  • Calcium: 221.22mg
  • Potassium: 477.31mg
  • Iron: 1.55mg
  • Vitamin A: 123.90µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.93mg
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