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5 from 2 votes

Chicken Pear Salad with Goat Cheese

Chicken Pear Salad with Goat Cheese sounds like a mouthful to say but that's what you'll want once you've tried it with the Pear Dressing!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 2
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

Sauteed Pears

  • 1 pear anjou peeled and sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 cup apple juice

Pear Dressing

  • 1/3 cup pear juice reserved juice from sauteed
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne optional
  • 3 scallions sliced thinly (white and green parts)

Salad

  • 1 cup Salad Greens
  • 1 cup Chicken cooked, de-boned and sliced
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup pecans chopped (optional toasted or candied)
  • 1/2 cup Goat Cheese
  • croutons Homemade

Instructions

  • In a skillet, combine the apple juice, honey, and cinnamon. Once simmering, add the sliced pears. Cook for 3 minutes. Pears should be slightly softened but still firm. Remove pears from the liquid to stop cooking. Set the pears and liquid aside to cool.
  • In a salad cruet or jar, combine the dressing ingredients. Shake to blend.
  • Assemble the salad by placing greens on a plate. Add blueberries, sliced chicken, sauteed pears, pecans, crumbled goat cheese, and croutons. Dress lightly with dressing.
  • Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g | Calories: 831kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 1578mg | Potassium: 672mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 71g | Vitamin A: 1382IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 4mg
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