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Zesty Italian Chicken Salad

Zesty Italian Chicken Salad recipe
photo by:kraft
Italian dressing is the secret to a zesty, low-calorie chicken salad that takes just 15 minutes to prep.
time
prep:
15 min
total:
45 min
servings
total:
4 servings, 2-1/2 cups each
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What You Need

1/2
cup  KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing, divided
1
lb.  boneless skinless chicken breasts
1
lb.  fresh asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch lengths, blanched
1
 red pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2
cup  thinly sliced red onions
1
pkg.   (6 oz.) baby spinach leaves
1/2
cup  PLANTERS Cashews

Make It

POUR 1/4 cup dressing over chicken in shallow glass dish; turn chicken to evenly coat both sides of each breast. Refrigerate 30 min. to marinate.

HEAT grill to medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. Grill chicken 6 to 8 min. on each side or until done (165°F); cut into strips.

PLACE chicken and vegetables on spinach-covered platter; sprinkle with nuts.

DRIZZLE with remaining dressing.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Variation
Substitute 1 pkg. (6 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Grilled Chicken Breast for the sliced marinated cooked fresh chicken. Drizzle the 1/2 cup dressing over salad before serving.
Substitute
Prepare using KRAFT Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing.
How to Clean Spinach
Spinach can hold a lot of dirt and must be thoroughly washed before using. To clean, fill a large bowl with water, then swish spinach around in water until most of the dirt comes off. Repeat process 2 or 3 times, using clean water each time, until no more dirt clings to the spinach. Rinse thoroughly under running water and remove hard stems. Spin dry in salad spinner and/or pat dry with paper towels. Use immediately or store in refrigerator up to 4 days.
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