Grown-up and sophisticated, this salad will make you happy you're not a finicky kid. For an even dressier spin, substitute boneless skinless duck breasts for the chicken.

Victoria Abbott Riccardi
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place arugula, olives, dates and orange chunks in a large salad bowl.

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  • Place breadcrumbs on a large plate; roll chicken in the breadcrumbs to coat. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden and just cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; cover and keep warm.

  • Add orange juice concentrate, water and vinegar to the pan. Stir in mustard and let dressing boil for 30 seconds. Add salt and season with pepper to taste. Add half of the warm dressing to the salad; toss gently to mix.

  • Divide the salad between 2 plates. Cut the chicken into thin slices. Top each salad with the chicken, goat cheese and remaining dressing.

Tips

Note: Goat cheese, also know as chèvre (the French word for goat), is earthy-tasting and slightly tart. Fresh goat cheese is creamy and widely available; aged goat cheese has a nutty, sharp flavor and is drier and firmer in texture. Look for aged goat cheese in a well-stocked cheese section at larger markets and specialty cheese shops.

Nutrition Facts

385 calories; 15.9 g total fat; 78 mg cholesterol; 700 mg sodium. 27.1 g carbohydrates; 37 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is a great meal salad when arugula is abundant at the farmer's market. I substituted orange juice for the FCOJ and water and next time I'll omit the olives. I used shavings of drunken goat cheese which was good but next time I'll try fresh chevre. Donna Atlanta GA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this and it was delicious!! So easy to do and healthy too!! The dressing was so good and the flavors of all the ingredients were great together. Definitely will do this again and again! Anonymous Atlanta GA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This is a great way to cook chicken it doesn't dry out. The salad was wonderful I have made it twice. Mpls MN Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Going back for my second prep in less than two weeks. I'm not a big fan of goat cheese so I subsitituted gorgonzola-Wonderful. Jim Waterville Maine Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
This salad is amazing. For the chicken I seasoned it before crusting it and I substituted Panko instead of Italian breadcrumbs to give it more crunch. I loved all the flavors together. This will be a staple salad in my home. Read More