I made this salad yesterday (without the chicken) and took it to Audrey's for Larry's birthday dinner and it was delicious. I have to say it was a little time consuming chopping up the lettuce and onions but maybe it was because I was watching TV at the same time that seems to always slow me down. Since she was making dinner I made the salad without the chicken.
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 head Romaine lettuce, finely chopped
- 1 pint (2 cups) fresh blueberries
- 1 cup roughly-chopped toasted pecans
- 2/3 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 cup blue cheese (or any soft cheese)
- Dijon vinaigrette (see below)
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Pinch of salt and black pepper
To make the salad:
Season chicken breasts on both sides generously with salt and pepper.
- Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts and cook for 4-5 minutes per side, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside.
- Transfer chicken breasts to a separate plate and let rest for at least 5-10 minutes. Then chop into small, bite-sized pieces.
- Add the chicken to a large bowl with the lettuce, blueberries, pecans, red onion, blue cheese, and vinaigrette. Toss to combine. Serve immediately.
To make the vinaigrette:
Whisk all ingredients together until combined.