Chicken and Cherry Salad with Horseradish Dressing

This fresh and light chicken salad features a creamy horseradish dressing, sweet-tart cherries, and crunchy pecans, perfect for a quick meal on a warm summer evening!
1 1⁄2 pounds skinless, boneless organic chicken breasts
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand® Bulk Real Salt
  2-3 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1⁄2 cup + 1 tablespoon organic plain whole milk yogurt
6 tablespoons prepared horseradish (adjust to taste)
2 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Dijon Mustard
1 tablespoon Natural Grocers Brand Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Real Salt and Organic Ground Black Pepper, to taste
1 (5-ounce) container organic mixed salad greens
1 cup pitted and halved organic cherries, (sub ½ cup Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Unsweetened Red Tart Cherries if fresh isn’t available)
1⁄2 cup Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Pecan Pieces

1. If your chicken breasts are on the thicker side, butterfly them for even cooking: Lay your hand flat on top of the breast and using a sharp knife, carefully slice through horizontally without cutting all the way through; open the breast to resemble a butterfly. Season each chicken breast all over with salt.

2. Heat a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Add enough olive oil to the skillet to cover the bottom of the pan. Add the chicken breasts, cooking in batches if necessary to avoid overcrowding, and cook for 5 minutes. Flip and continue to cook approximately 5 minutes more. Once the breasts are cooked through and nicely browned, remove from the skillet and place on a platter to rest.

3. Meanwhile, whisk the yogurt, horseradish, mustard, and apple cider vinegar together in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Cut the cooked chicken breasts into slices.

5. Divide the salad greens, cherries, and pecans evenly among four plates. Top each plate with chicken slices and drizzle the dressing over the top just before serving.

per one serving

Calories Carbohydrates Protein Fat Fiber
523 kcal 29 g 45 g 26 g 5 g

Recommended Beverage: Beer

Recommended Style: Ale

Recommended Brand: Samuel Smith Cherry Ale