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Easy Eats: Great Northern Chicken Salad

April 17, 2016

Easy Eats: Great Northern Chicken Salad

When people think of food from the great northern region they think of some delicious and home-grown favorites such as wild rice, sweet cranberries, yams and other great tasting produce. This Great Northern Chicken Salad is a great way to combine all your great northern favorites in one dish.

With wild rice, sweet-tart cranberries, the optional addition of yams or your favorite squash and tender mixed greens this makes a truly memorable chicken salad. Try it and let us know what you think!

Great Northern Chicken Salad
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chicken and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon pepper and the salt.
  3. Cook, turning occasionally, for about 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned and thoroughly cooked.
  4. Transfer chicken to plate to cool.
  5. Meanwhile, in a seperate medium skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  6. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally for about 10 minutes or until caramelized.
  7. Add garlic, stir for about 1 minute.
  8. Transfer to plate to cool.
  9. Stir together rice, onions and garlic, cranberries, mayonnaise, and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper in medium bowl.
  10. Cut cooked chicken into 1-inch strips.
  11. To assemble salads, spread a layer of greens on 4 salad plates.
  12. Top with rice mixture; arrange chicken strips over the top.
Notes
Optional: Add yams, sweet potatoes or another yummy great northern classic to mix up the flavor!