Pesto Chicken Salad (Diabetic)


4 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast
Nonstick cooking spray
1 tablespoon prepared pesto
2 cups spring mix type lettuce, washed and patted dry
1 small cucumber, peeled and diced
1 cup fresh broccoli florets, coarsely chopped
6 baby carrots, sliced in half
10 grape tomatoes
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup fat-free balsamic vinaigrette dressing


Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Cut chicken breast into bite-size pieces.
Spray nonstick skillet with cooking spray and add chicken. Turn pieces frequently and add additional spray if needed to prevent sticking. When chicken is cooked through (about 57 minutes), add pesto and stir well to coat each piece. Remove chicken from pan and allow to cool. On each of two salad or dinner plates, spread a cup of lettuce, followed by a layer of cucumber, then broccoli. Add half the cooled chicken to each, then place carrots and tomatoes around the mound in a decorative pattern. Sprinkle
1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese and drizzle 2 tablespoons of dressing onto each salad.
Yield: 2 servings

Helpful Hints:

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Serving size: 2 cups salad
Nutrition Facts
Per Serving:
Calories: 215
Carbohydrate: 19 g
Protein: 19 g
Fat: 7 g
Saturated fat: 3 g
Cholesterol: 45 mg
Sodium: 493 mg
Fiber: 4 g
Exchanges per serving: 2 lean meat, 3 vegetable, 1 fat
Carbohydrate choices: 1

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