Chicken BLT (Bean, Lettuce & Tomato) with Smoky Tomato Dressing
Strengthen your eyes and bones with this quick and easy BLT salad. Each serving offers a healthy helping of vision-enhancing vitamin A (59% DV) and vitamin K (67% DV), a bone-building nutrient that assists in calcium absorption.
1 large cucumber, peeled, quartered and sliced into ½-inch-thick pieces
1 15-oz BPA-free can unsalted beans (cannellini, great northern or navy), drained and rinsed, or 1½ cups cooked white beans
In a medium covered saucepan, bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add chicken and reduce heat to low. Poach, covered, until cooked through, about 15 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside until cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes. Cut into ½-inch cubes.
Prepare dressing: Quarter 1 tomato. Add to a blender with yogurt, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Stir in chives.
Cut remaining tomato into 1-inch chunks. Divide lettuce, cucumber, beans, chicken and tomato chunks among 4 serving plates. Toss each salad with a quarter of dressing.
Who says buffalo chicken can't be healthy? Broiled chicken paired with a buffalo sauce made with Greek yogurt lightens up and adds extra protein to this American classic. Serve over this crisp, crunchy salad for a quick and healthy meal.