Smoked chicken and cantaloupe salad Total time:
20 minutes Servings: 4 Note: Whole smoked chickens are available at some fancy grocery stores and delis. If you can't find a whole smoked chicken, use a rotisserie chicken instead. 1 tablespoon minced shallots 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar 1/2 pound shredded smoked chicken 3/4 pound diced cantaloupe 1 tablespoon oil Pinch of salt 2 ounces (4 generous cups) torn arugula Freshly ground black pepper 1. In a small bowl, combine the shallots and the vinegar, and set aside to steep for at least 5 minutes while you're preparing the rest of the ingredients.
2. Combine the chicken and the cantaloupe in a serving bowl, and set aside until ready to serve.
3. When ready to serve, whisk the oil into the vinegar mixture to make a smooth emulsion. Season with a pinch of salt.
4. Add the arugula to the chicken and cantaloupe. Pour dressing over the mixture and stir gently to ensure that everything is evenly coated. Finish with a good grinding of freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Each serving: 161 calories; 15 grams protein; 9 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 7 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 43 mg cholesterol; 7 grams sugar; 96 mg sodium.