Spring Chicken & Blue Cheese Salad

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 55m

4 servings

This main-dish chicken salad has bright flavors of tarragon in a creamy blue cheese dressing with just a touch of sweetness.


  • 1 cup nonfat Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon or 1 tablespoon dried
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 head butterhead lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 head radicchio, cored and very thinly sliced
  • 1 cup baby arugula or mixed baby greens
  • Creamy Blue Cheese-Tarragon Dressing (see recipe link above)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted (see Tip) and chopped

Companion recipe: Creamy Blue Cheese-Tarragon Dressing


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the yogurt, garlic, oil and tarragon in a large bowl. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper and add to the bowl; turn to coat. Place the chicken in a baking dish and cover completely with the yogurt mixture.

Bake until the chicken is cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165 degrees F, 35 to 45 minutes. Transfer to a clean cutting board. Thinly slice the chicken when cool enough to handle.

Gently toss the lettuce, radicchio and arugula (or mixed greens) in a large bowl. Divide the greens among 4 plates, top with equal portions of the chicken, spoon 2 tablespoons Creamy Blue Cheese-Tarragon Dressing over each salad and sprinkle with the walnuts.

Tip: Spread whole walnuts on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees F, stirring once, until fragrant, 7 to 9 minutes.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 9364

nutrition information per serving

418 calories; 29g total fat; 6g total saturated fat; 74mg cholesterol; 494mg sodium; 10g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 30g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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