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Seared-Chicken Salad with Cherries and Goat Cheese Dressing

Cherries aren't only for jams and pies -- these juicy, ruby red summer beauties are ripe for the picking in this refreshing salad.

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  • Servings: 4
Seared-Chicken Salad with Cherries and Goat Cheese Dressing

Source: Everyday Food, June 2008

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup crumbled fresh goat cheese (2 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as safflower
  • 1 pound chicken cutlets
  • 1 head Boston lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 pound (2 cups) Bing cherries, pitted and halved
  • 1/4 cup walnut pieces

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, goat cheese, chives, vinegar, and 2 tablespoons water; season with salt and pepper. Set dressing aside.

  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Working in batches, cook until opaque throughout, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Thinly slice chicken crosswise.

  3. Divide lettuce among four plates; top with chicken, cherries, and walnuts. Serve salad with dressing alongside.

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