Seared Chicken Salad with Cherries & Goat Cheese Dressing
Ready in 30 minutes
Serves 4 people
Recipe by Martha Stewart, adapted by Melanie Boldt
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 cup crumbled fresh goat cheese (2 ounces)
2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, such as safflower
1 head Boston lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
1/2 pound (2 cups) cherries, pitted and halved
1/4 cup walnut pieces (or almonds or pecans)
- In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, goat cheese, chives, vinegar, and 2 tablespoons water; season with salt and pepper. Set dressing aside.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Working in batches, cook until opaque throughout, 5-6 minutes per side. Thinly slice chicken crosswise.
- Divide lettuce among 4 plates; top with chicken, cherries, and walnuts. Serve salad with dressing alongside.