Chicken Cutlet Salad with Strawberry Balsamic Dressing

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 40 min.
Sweet strawberries, tangy goat cheese and crisy chicken combine to create a tasty spring salad.


  • Chicken:6 thin-sliced chicken cutlets (about 1 pound)
  • 1/3 cup corn meal
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  • Dressing:6 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup halved strawberries
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp roughly chopped fresh mint
  • Salad:1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cups washed and dried Bibb lettuce
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 8 strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese


  • In bowl of food processor or blender, combine olive oil, balsamic vinegar, halved strawberries, salt, pepper, brown sugar and mint to make dressing. Blend until smooth. Pour half of dressing (about 1/3 cup) in ziplock bag. Add chicken cutlets, seal, refrigerate and marinate for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  • While chicken is marinating, toast pine nuts by placing in nonstick pan over medium heat. Reserve.
  • Heat oven to 200 F. In shallow bowl, combine corn meal, flour, salt and pepper. Place a nonstick sauté pan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. Remove chicken from marinade, one piece at a time, place in corn meal mixture and turn to coat both sides of cutlet. Place first three pieces of coated chicken in sauté pan and cook for 3 - 4 minutes per side, until browned. Repeat with last three pieces of chicken. Remove chicken to plate and place in oven to keep warm.
  • In large bowl, combine lettuce, arugula, pine nuts and remaining one-half cup of dressing. Toss well. Add strawberries and goat cheese. Divide salad among four large plates. Top each with 2 pieces of warm chicken and serve.
Recipe courtesy of the National Chicken Council

Nutrition Facts

Calories 605
  Calories from Fat 363 (60%)
(63%)Total Fat 41g
(38%)Saturated Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
(31%)Cholesterol 92mg
(36%)Sodium 874mg
(17%)Potassium 589mg
Total Carbohydrate 26g
(14%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(70%)Protein 35g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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