Delicious!! Loved it. Made it exactly as written but doubled the dressing, which was a wise move. Had enough dressing for the salad and the chicken.
Absolutely lovely! I had pretty much everything on hand, except for nectarines but I DID have a mango. The flesh is similar and the sweet/tangy factor similar as well. It worked so well. We loved the freshly made, simple dressing, and the crunch and flavor of the almonds was so nice. This is a keeper.
We loved this salad, but with a few changes. First, I added a bit of extra honey to the dressing as I thought it was too vinegary, and I didn't have chives so I used scallions instead. Then, when I made the chicken, I seasoned it with the salt and pepper and also some seasonings from a packet of Lipton's Recipe Secrets Savory Herb and Garlic. And I added a little extra salt and pepper to the flour/almond mixture, which was part sliced almonds and part slivered (I didn't have enough sliced). It is a bit early for peaches or nectarines, so I used a ripe pear instead along with some sliced cherry tomatoes. All in all it was a wonderful mixture of tastes, and I can't believe the peaches could be any better than the pear. I think adding some avocado would also be good. This recipe lends itself to interpretation, so go for it. This will be on a consistent list of light suppers for us. Great idea!
I read the other reviews and am now wondering if my taste buds are off. The salad was beautiful, and we felt quite virtuous having a salad for dinner, but we found it to be really bland. The dressing was just kind of "eh" and the chicken lacked any real flavor as well. I usually love Fine Cooking recipes but I won't make this one again.
This was a great recipe. My husband loved the almond-crusted chicken and the inclusion of nectarines. I didn't have white balsamic vinegar, so I substituted white wine vinegar with no problems. I was pleasantly surprised at how tasty this salad was the next day for lunch, with cold chicken.
We didn't have white balsamic, so we just used regular. And it turned out amazingly well. The almonds give the chicken a great crunch that pairs very nicely with the tanginess of the dressing, and the sweetness of the fruit. It was a great success, will definitely make it again. 5 stars!
I loved everything about this salad except the dressing. The white balsamic vinegar has too strong a flavor and overwhelms the dressing. Next time, I'll try a different vinegar--maybe white wine vinegar. On the other hand, I loved the almond-crusted chicken tenders. My nectarines were perfectly ripe, and they worked very well with the chicken. My husband, who is not much of a salad-eater, ate the almond-crusted chicken by itself, and really liked it.
Great dressing. Great flavors. Will make again.
This is a wonderful choice for dinner on a warm spring day. I followed the recipe as written and would not change anything. We will enjoy this meal many more times.