Hearty Rye Berry Salad with Shredded Chicken

Hearty Rye Berry Salad with Shredded Chicken

Serves 4

Rye berries are an easy-to-make, chewy whole grain that works well with many flavors. Use leftover chicken or pick up a rotisserie chicken and shred the breast meat.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup rye berries
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 2 cups packed baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
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Method: 

Place rye berries and 2 1/2 cups water in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer about 1 hour or until tender. Drain well.

Place drained rye berries in a large bowl. Add chicken, spinach, cranberries, goat cheese, pecans and salt and toss until evenly blended. Serve warm.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:670 calories (160 from fat), 17g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 65mg cholesterol, 440mg sodium, 91g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 20g sugar), 40g protein

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