Wheat Berries Strawberry-Chicken Salad

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Wheat Berries Strawberry-Chicken Salad

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4
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1hr15min
Prep
1hr15min
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    Description

    With a pleasing chew and toasty sweetness, sorghum and wheat berries make a lovely pairing in a salad with chicken, strawberries and blue cheese. If desired, add dressing to the grains while they're cooling so they absorb the aromatic flavors.

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    Ingredients
    Serves 4
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    c.uncooked sorghum
    2 ¼ c.water
    c.uncooked wheat berries
    ½ tsp.Hy-Vee salt, divided
    2boneless skinless chicken breasts
    ¼ tsp.Hy-Vee black pepper
    ¼ tsp.Hy-Vee garlic powder
    2 tbsp.Hy-Vee Select olive oil
    4 c.mixed salad greens
    1 ½ c.sliced strawberries
    ½ c.crumbled blue cheese (2 oz)
    Balsamic dressing, optional

    Directions

    1. Rinse sorghum; place in a large saucepan. Add water, wheat berries and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 50 to 60 minutes or until grains are tender. Drain any remaining liquid; set aside.
    2. Season chicken with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, black pepper and garlic powder. In a medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat; add chicken to skillet. Cook chicken for 10 to 12 minutes, turning once, or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Cool slightly. Cut chicken into strips.
    3. Line four dinner plates with salad greens. Top with chicken, prepared grains, strawberries and blue cheese. Drizzle with balsamic dressing, if desired.

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    330 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 14g
    • Cholesterol: 55mg
    • Sodium: 530mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 31g
    • Protein: 22g

    Daily Values

    0%
    Vitamin A 70%
    0%
    Vitamin C 70%
    0%
    Iron 10%
    0%
    Calcium 15%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Fall 2015.