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Charred Tomato, Chicken and Broccoli Salad

Charred Tomato, Chicken and Broccoli Salad
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WebMD Recipe from EatingWell.com

This simple but substantial main-course salad gets its goodness from smoky skillet-blackened tomatoes and a dressing prepared right in the pan—maximizing all the flavor from the tomatoes.

Ingredients
Prep: 20 minutes | Cook: 25 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes
  • 1 1/2 pounds
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed
  • 4 cups
    broccoli florets
  • 1 1/2 pounds
    medium tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons
    extra-virgin olive oil, plus 3 tablespoons, divided
  • 1 teaspoon
    salt
  • 1 teaspoon
    freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    chili powder
  • 1/4 cup
    lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Place chicken in a skillet or saucepan and add enough water to cover; bring to a simmer over high heat. Cover, reduce heat and simmer gently until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink in the middle, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board. When cool enough to handle, shred with two forks into bite-size pieces.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add broccoli and cook until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water until cool.
  3. Meanwhile, core tomatoes and cut in half crosswise. Gently squeeze out seeds and discard. Set the tomatoes cut-side down on paper towels to drain for about 5 minutes.
  4. Place a large heavy skillet, such as cast-iron, over high heat until very hot. Brush the cut sides of the tomatoes with 1 teaspoon oil and place cut-side down in the pan. Cook until charred and beginning to soften, 4 to 5 minutes. Brush the tops lightly with another 1 teaspoon oil, turn and cook until the skin is charred, 1 to 2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate to cool. Do not clean the pan.
  5. Heat the remaining 3 tablespoons oil in the pan over medium heat. Stir in salt, pepper and chili powder and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 45 seconds. Slowly pour in lemon juice (it may splatter), then remove the pan from the heat. Stir to scrape up any browned bits.
  6. Coarsely chop the tomatoes and combine them in a large bowl with the shredded chicken, broccoli and the pan dressing; toss to coat.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 1/3 cups
  • Calories231
  • Fat11 g
    • Saturated fat2 g
  • Cholesterol60 mg
  • Carbohydrates8 g
    • Dietary fiber3 g
  • Protein24 g
  • Sodium460 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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