Chicken, Pear & Spinach Salad

by Brennans Market Admin

Serving Size:Serves 4

Ingredients

1/3 cup slivered almonds

1 pound grilled boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cool or cold

1 (about 3/4 lb) firm-ripe pear

2 Tablespoons Wine Country Kitchens Balsamic Vinegar

2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

3/4 pound baby spinach

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion (including tops)

1/3 cupΒ  Feta Cheese, crumbled

pepper

Adapted From:Β FoodNetwork.com

Description
To make this recipe even quicker, use a roasted chicken from the deli.

Preparation
In a 6- to 8-inch frying pan over medium heat, stir nuts until golden, about 6 minutes. Let cool. Cut chicken into 1/4 -inch strips 2 to 3 inches long. Rinse pear and cut lengthwise into quarters. Trim core from each quarter and discard; thinly slice quarters lengthwise.

In a large bowl, mix vinegar, olive oil, and garlic salt. Add spinach, cranberries, green onions, almonds, chicken, and 3/4 of the pear slices. Mix gently to coat.Β Spoon 1/4 of the salad onto 4 dinner plates. Top portions with remaining pear slices and sprinkle with cheese. Add garlic salt and pepper to taste.