Candied pecans lend a sweet crunch to balance superb herbed chicken and fresh fruit in this sensational salad recipe.
Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit and line a half-sheet tray with parchment paper.
In a small mixing bowl, beat egg white and water together until frothy. In a separate bowl mix together maple sugar and sea salt and set aside. Toss pecans in the frothed egg white mixture first and then place in spice mixture until evenly coated. Place on sheet tray and bake for 30 minutes. The pecans should be well coated in the maple sugar. Use half in the salad and save half for a snack or other recipe.
Pat chicken dry and season with salt and pepper. In a small mixing bowl, mix together garlic powder, 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, and fresh herbs. Coat chicken well in herb mixture. Place chicken on a greased grill or grill pan for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until fully cooked through. If using a grill pan, make sure to cover the chicken to ensure even cooking. Take chicken off heat, slice, and set aside until ready to eat.
While chicken cooks, whisk salad dressing ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.
Assemble all salad ingredients on a serving platter of choice. Drizzle with shallot vinaigrette and devour!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.