Thursday, November 29

protein salad

In the spirit of trying to be healthy during these feastly holiday times, I created this delicious and nutritious salad that's packed with protein. Hope you like it!

chicken breasts, balsamic vinegar, apple, candied pecans, goat cheese,
rosemary, olive oil, onions and spinach (if you want to get really snazzy,
add a few pieces of bacon, too)

First, marinate chicken breasts in balsamic vinegar, rosemary and olive oil for several hours. Then, top with a little extra balsamic vinegar and roast in the oven (covered) on 350 degrees with chopped onions for 30 minutes, then uncovered until lightly browned and cooked inside.

For the salad, put spinach, candied pecans, apple cubes and goat cheese in a bowl. Once chicken is finished, top the salad with the chicken and use the juices from the chicken as the dressing for a warm and hearty meal-in-one. 


Behold the Metatron said...

Goat cheese can make any healthy dish feel decadent. Nice work!


Siobhan McCarthy said...

yum dude

Kelsey Elizabeth said...

I've been craving a hearty spinach salad for a while now, definitely need to step up my cooking game and test this out!

Eden Gramith said...

This sounds delicious! Marinading chicken in balsamic vinegar is my favorite! :)

Lena said...

I'm literally salivating (too much?). This basically sounds perfect.

Shannon said...

This looks SO delicious! I'm a fan of anything with goat cheese and pecans.

Anonymous said...

Woah. You actually made salads look appetizing. Haha!

Gillian Stevens said...

Mmm! This looks amazing. I love candied pecans in eveything.. :)