Chicken Salad with Fennel, Orange, and Raspberries
- 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 3 large navel oranges
- 1 fennel bulb, trimmed and coarsely diced
- 8 cups mixed lettuce such as Boston or Bibb, washed and torn into bite-size pieces
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup raspberries
- Tangy Raspberry-Orange-Mustard Dressing:3 Tbs olive oil
- 3 Tbs grainy mustard
- 3 Tbs honey
- 2 Tbs raspberry vinegar
- 1 large navel orange, zest grated and juice squeezed
- Salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Set 4 dinner plates in the refrigerator.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients for the dressing. Spoon 2 tablespoons of dressing into a large skillet and set the rest aside.
- Over medium-low heat, add chicken and orange juice to skillet. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and cover the pan. Cook chicken for 6 minutes, then turn it over and cook for another 6 minutes. Shut off heat, remove lid, and let cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, cut off tops and bottoms of remaining 3 oranges with a sharp paring knife; peel the oranges, removing all the white pith, and slice into rounds.
- In a large bowl, toss the fennel and lettuce with all but 2 tablespoons of the reserved dressing. Divide the lettuce mixture among the 4 chilled dinner plates. Slice the chicken into thin strips. Arrange the chicken, orange sections and onion slices on top of lettuce. Drizzle with remaining dressing, sprinkle with raspberries and serve.
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