Hearty Chicken Salad with Pomegranate

Main-course salads tend to be relegated to summertime fare, but this satisfying winter supper salad is chock-full of nutrient-rich seasonal fruit and tender chicken to add flavor and filling fiber.


Nutritional Bonus: The combination of spinach, avocados and pistachios make this salad a nutrient superstar, packing 51% and 46% of your daily recommended intake of vitamins B6 and C, respectively. The latter is essential for normal brain function, helping your body create chemical neurotransmitters that send signals among nerve cells.

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  • 4Servings



  1. In a large, shallow bowl, add chicken and 3 tbsp lemon juice. Turn to coat. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp salt, cayenne and 1/2 tsp black pepper on all sides of chicken, dividing evenly. Set aside.
  2. Place a ridged grill pan on medium-high heat and mist with cooking spray. Add chicken and grill, turning once, until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. If necessary, work in batches to avoid overcrowding pan. Transfer to a cutting board and set aside until cool enough to handle, about 5 minutes. Cut each chicken breast crosswise into thin slices.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare dressing: In a small bowl, whisk remaining 1/4 cup lemon juice, yogurt, oil, remaining 1/4 tsp salt and 1 tsp black pepper. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, toss spinach, onion, pomegranate and pistachios and divide among serving plates. Top with chicken and avocado and drizzle with dressing, dividing evenly. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 chicken breast, 1 1/2 cups salad, 1/4 avacado
  • Calories: 337
  • Carbohydrate Content: 19 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 82 mg
  • Fat Content: 13 g
  • Fiber Content: 6 g
  • Protein Content: 38 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 2 g
  • Sodium Content: 433 mg
  • Sugar Content: 4 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 7 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 2 g