Asian Kiwi Chicken Salad
Until about 20 years ago, kiwi fruit, with its lovely green color, was an expensive imported fruit from New Zealand. Kiwis are now grown extensively in California so it is widely available in the summer and it is very affordable.
  • 3/4 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 8 cups (loosely packed) shredded Romaine
  • 2 kiwi fruit, peeled, halved lengthwise, and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1/2 cup canned sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup sliced scallions

1. Cook chicken in a vegetable steamer until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside to cool. When cool enough to handle, cut chicken into slices, reserving any juices that have collected on plate.

2. In a small bowl, combine lime zest, lime juice, honey, soy sauce, ginger, and any reserved chicken juices. Pour 1/3 cup of this dressing over chicken slices and set aside to marinate at least one hour.

3. Line individual serving plates with shredded lettuce. Arrange kiwi and water chestnut slices around outside, mound chicken in center and sprinkle with scallions. Drizzle remaining dressing over salad.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 192 calories, 1.5g total fat, 0.3g saturated fat, 0.3g monounsaturated fat, 0.4g polyunsaturated fat, 3.8g dietary fiber, 23g protein, 23g carbohydrate, 49mg cholesterol, 371mg sodium.
Good source of: beta-carotene, potassium, selenium, vitamin C.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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