Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Strawberries

by Anne Bennett on November 25, 2017

Chicken Salad 2

It’s post-Thanksgiving and we are really full and ready to shop-till-we-drop.  In other words, there’s no time to cook. We’re distracted by the chaos of holiday shopping and the last thing we want to be doing during our few hours of down time is to prepare a healthy December dinner.

There’s a convenient remedy: rotisserie chicken. But I have a problem with rotisserie chickens– they are often dry and overcooked. Serving them as-is can be dull as dishwater. They need…accessorizing.

Cooking Light has provided a solution– bright red strawberries, crisp red onion, tangy blue cheese and a delicious, low fat dressing that’s a boon to all the upcoming holiday calorie bombs! The dressing is so good I plan on using it for other salads this season. Pare the ingredients down if there are only two or one of you. If you’re not a fan of arugula, use any salad green.

For those of you who hate to cook, this is what healthy cooking is all about — finding a way to treat yourself to great food with minimal effort. And best of all, no guilt!

Dressing:

1 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. water
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1/8 tsp. salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Salad:

4 cups torn romaine leaves
4 cups arugula
2 cups quartered strawberries
1/3 cup vertically sliced red onion
12 oz. skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup (2 oz.) crumbled blue cheese

To make dressing, combine ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake to mix.

Combine romaine and arugula in a bowl. Add strawberries, red onion and chicken and toss gently. Place about 2 cups salad on each of 4 plates. Top each serving with about 2 Tbsp. of blue cheese. Drizzle about 4 tsp. dressing over each serving.

Serves 4
WW SmartPoints per serving: 7

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Mike Boothe May 11, 2016 at 10:23 am

Sold! I’m making my list right now for the store. and I’m coming to the Wednesday meeting as I’m working Saturday. And I need to see someone with a positive attitude right now, so I hope you are there.

Mike

Judy May 25, 2017 at 8:55 am

For those who hate to cook, it might be motivating to spend a week tracking how much money it saves to cook. Money saved by batch cooking once or twice a week will soon be enough to buy a nice vacation.

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