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Warm Chicken Lentil Salad

Warm Chicken Lentil Salad
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Warm Chicken Lentil Salad
: Warm Chicken Lentil Salad
  1. 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders (8-12 tenders)
  2. 1 cup French green lentils
  3. 3 cups water
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  5. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  6. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  7. 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  8. 1 small onion, diced
  9. 1 stalk celery, chopped
  10. 1/4 cup purchased red wine vinaigrette salad dressing
  11. 1/4 cup minced Italian parsley
  1. In a medium sized saute pan with a tight fitting lid, combine lentils, water and 1 teaspoon salt. Bring water and lentils to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes or until lentils are tender.
  2. While lentils cook, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat in a sauté pan. Add garlic, onions and celery and sauté until vegetables are softened, about 5 minutes. Remove vegetables to a medium sized bowl.
  3. In same pan used to cook vegetables, heat remaining oil over medium high heat. Season chicken tenders with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Place in heated pan. Saute on both sides until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  4. When lentils are tender, drain any liquid, and add lentils to vegetables. Stir in dressing and parsley, mix well.
  5. Spoon lentils onto a serving platter and top with chicken tenders.

Number of servings (yield): 4

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Nutritional Information, Per Serving:

690 calories; 37 g fat; 6 g saturated fat; 57 g carbohydrate; 10 g fiber; 36 g protein