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Chicken, Charred Tomato & Broccoli Salad

From: EatingWell

This simple but substantial main-course salad gets its goodness from smoky skillet-blackened tomatoes and a dressing prepared right in the pan--maximizing all the flavor from the tomatoes.

Servings: 6 servings, 1 1/3 cups each
Prep: 40 mins
Total: 1 hr
Rated : 
 by 6 people
1 1/2 pounds  boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed, or 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast (skip Step 1)
4 cups  broccoli florets
1 1/2 pounds  medium tomatoes
2 teaspoons plus 3 tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon  salt
1 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon  chili powder
1/4 cup  lemon juice
1. Place chicken in a skillet or saucepan and add enough water to cover; bring to a simmer over high heat. Cover, reduce heat and simmer gently until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, shred with two forks into bite-size pieces.
2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add broccoli and cook until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water until cool.
3. Meanwhile, core tomatoes and cut in half crosswise. Gently squeeze out seeds and discard. Set the tomatoes cut-side down on paper towels to drain for about 5 minutes.
4. Place a large heavy skillet, such as cast-iron, over high heat until very hot. Brush the cut sides of the tomatoes with 1 teaspoon oil and place cut-side down in the pan. Cook until charred and beginning to soften, 4 to 5 minutes. Brush the tops lightly with another 1 teaspoon oil, turn and cook until the skin is charred, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate to cool. Do not clean the pan.
5. Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons oil in the pan over medium heat. Stir in salt, pepper and chili powder and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 45 seconds. Slowly pour in lemon juice (it may splatter), then remove the pan from the heat. Stir to scrape up any browned bits.
6. Coarsely chop the tomatoes and combine them in a large bowl with the shredded chicken, broccoli and the pan dressing; toss to coat.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Add more lemon and salt, if needed, just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 231, Total Fat 11 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat 8 g, Cholesterol 60 mg, Sodium 460 mg, Carbohydrate 8 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 24 g, Potassium 619 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 50%, Vitamin C 110%. Exchanges: Vegetable 1.5,Lean Meat 3,Fat 2.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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annie3074 wrote:

I made this last night it was great! I served it hot, and had some cold at lunch. Might add some quinoa next time

1/24/2012 05:52:22 PM Report Abuse
ladychris96 wrote:

this recipe is highly rated the calories are not too much and i like to know that the nutritional facts are ideal

1/14/2012 09:15:49 AM Report Abuse

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