A paillard is a piece of meat pounded thin and quickly sauteed. A tender chicken breast paillard tops a gourmet salad of arugula, fennel, avocado, grapefruit, and a special Champagne vinaigrette.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist
Champagne Vinaigrette:


Instructions Checklist
  • Place each chicken breast half between two pieces of plastic wrap. Using the flat side of a meat mallet, pound chicken lightly until 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Remove plastic wrap.

  • Lightly coat a panini griddle, covered indoor electric grill, or large nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium heat or heat according to manufacturer's directions. Add chicken. If using griddle or grill, close lid and grill about 4 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. (If using skillet, cook chicken about 8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, turning once.)

  • Arrange chicken breast halves, arugula, spinach, grapefruit, fennel, and avocado on four serving plates.

  • To prepare Champagne Vinaigrette: Whisk together grapefruit juice, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Drizzle salads with vinaigrette.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; protein 35.5g 71% DV; carbohydrates 20g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 5.8g 23% DV; sugars 9.6g; fat 10.6g 16% DV; saturated fat 1.7g 8% DV; cholesterol 82.2mg 27% DV; vitamin a iu 3223.1IU 65% DV; vitamin c 55.8mg 93% DV; folate 101.3mcg 25% DV; calcium 100.4mg 10% DV; iron 2.3mg 13% DV; magnesium 73.7mg 26% DV; potassium 890.6mg 25% DV; sodium 270.7mg 11% DV.