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Chicken and Spinach Salad – Gluten Free

If I had mentioned before that I was a pretty fussy salad eater, my husband, is more a specific salad eater. His ideal salad, is one where there is more meat, than there is vegetables. 🙂 We were having some guests over and I wanted to serve something green, to brighten the meal. Recently, my husband discovered that he enjoyed baby spinach. That with some chicken, caramelized onions, mushrooms and bacon I had the makings of a salad. I served this with some Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette (from the store) and it was a big hit. The leftovers went great as filling for omelets the next day.

Ingredients:

1 onion, sliced

2 strips of bacon, diced

8 oz of white button mushrooms, sliced

olive oil (if needed)

1 chicken breast

salt and pepper

2 -3  cups of baby spinach

Directions:

  1. Season chicken breast with salt and pepper
  2. Saute onions and bacon until onions start to turn brown
  3. Add mushrooms and allow them to brown along with the onions
  4. Remove mixture from pan and allow to cool
  5. Heat the same pan and grill chicken breast until the center is no longer pink (if you need olive oil to prevent sticking, do so)
  6. Allow chicken to rest covered.
  7. When getting ready to serve, slice chicken into small bite sized pieces.
  8. Combine baby spinach, onions/mushrooms/bacon mixture and chicken in a large serving bowl
  9. Serve with your favorite dressing

Chicken and Spinach Salad

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