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This no-cook dinner uses convenience products to make it quick and easy. Chewy dried fruit, tart vinaigrette, and sweet, fresh fruit add a delightful blend of flavors in this chicken salad.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl, pour enough boiling water over cherries to cover. Let stand for 5 minutes; drain. Meanwhile, use two forks to pull chicken meat off the bones and shred in large pieces. Discard bones and skin. Measure 2 cups chicken pieces and place in a medium bowl; set aside. Cover and chill remaining chicken for another use.

For dressing:
  • In a screw-top jar, combine the 1/2 cup balsamic vinaigrette and orange juice. Cover and shake well.

  • To serve, arrange lettuce on 4 dinner plates or on a platter. Top each with mushrooms and grapefruit sections. Arrange chicken in center of each salad. Sprinkle salads with cranberries and sunflower seeds. Drizzle the dressing evenly over the salads. Makes 4 main-dish servings.

Nutrition Facts

326 calories; fat 17g; cholesterol 62mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 22g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 7g; protein 24g; vitamin a 4033IU; vitamin c 41.3mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 8.1mg; vitamin b6 0.5mg; folate 121mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 422mg; calcium 50.5mg; iron 2mg.