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Apple Farro Salad with Chicken 

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This tasty salad is just in time for fall. It combines crisp, in-season apples with farro, a grain that once fed pharaohs and Romans and is known for an intense flavor.

Serves: 4; portion size: 8 ounces; Prep: 20 mins; Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

1/2 pound   dry farro
1-1/3 cups   boiling water
1 teaspoon   Olive/Canola Oil 90/10 Blend
1/8 teaspoon   kosher salt
<1/8 teaspoon   ground black pepper
6 ounces   chicken breast, boneless and skinless
5 ounces   seedless cucumbers
4 ounces   Granny Smith apples, unpeeled, cored, chopped
4 ounces   Gala apples
1/2 cup   parsley, chopped
1/2 cup   basil, chopped
1/4 teaspoon   kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon   ground black pepper
2 tablespoons   extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon   balsamic vinegar 

Directions

  1. Cook farro in boiling water until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and cool. Place in bowl.
  2. Mix oil with <1/8 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt and rub on raw chicken. Grill until cooked through, 160F degrees, chill and dice. Place in bowl with cooked farro.
  3. Dice unpeeled cucumbers, granny smith and gala apples. Combine all ingredients in the bowl and mix thoroughly.

Portion Size: 1-1/2 cup (8 ounces).

Nutrition Information:  Energy  342 kcals, Carbohydrate 47 grams, Dietary Fiber 5 grams, Total Fat 9 grams, Saturated Fat 1.4 grams, Protein  18 grams, Sodium 285 mg

Recipe Courtesy of Morrison Healthcare

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