Want to celebrate a special day with family, friends, and loved ones at the dinner table? Try the Balsamic Chicken with Apple Lentil Salad that is a quick-to-make chicken salad recipe.
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
- 4 (4 ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 3 tablespoons Apple Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Basil Pesto Grapeseed Oil divided
- 1 tablespoon Herbes de Provence Blend
- 1/2 cup lentils
- 2 scallions sliced
- 1 apple diced
- 2 celery stalks sliced
- 1/2 lemon juiced
- 2 cups chopped baby spinach
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 1/4 cup pistachios chopped
- Add chicken breasts, Apple Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tablespoon Basil Pesto Grapeseed Oil, and Herbes de Provence Blend in a bowl. Mix to combine. Marinate in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
- Prepare lentils as per the instructions on its package. Transfer to a bowl and set it aside.
- Place a 12 inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and sauté each side for approximately 5 minutes or until it is adequately cooked .The internal temperature should be 165 degrees F.
- As the chicken is cooking, toss scallions, apple, and celery together with lemon juice and remaining 1 tablespoon Basil Pesto Grapeseed Oil.
- Fold in the spinach, cooked lentils, and parsley.
- Slice the chicken thinly and serve over salad.
- Garnish with pistachios.
- 350 Calories (kcal)
- 13 Fat (g)
- 1.5 Saturated Fat (g)
- 27 Carbohydrates (g)
- 7 Fiber (g)
- 9 Sugar (g)
- 34 Protein (g)
- 65 Cholesterol (mg)
- 150 Sodium (mg)
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Balsamic chicken with apple Lentil salad is a classic protein filled dish. A combination of chicken, lentils, and a variety of vegetables makes this to be a unique salad.