This delicious chicken salad gets its crunch from water chestnuts and walnuts and its sweetness from grapes or dried fruit. Ordinary mayo dressing turns extraordinary when its dressed up with Dijon and curry.
Easy Chicken Salad
Calories267 Per Serving
Protein28g Per Serving
Fiber2g Per Serving
Cost Per Serving$2.92
|Total Fat||10.5 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.5 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||6.5 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||2.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||15 g|
|Dietary Fiber||2 g|
3 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 fruit, 1 vegetable
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (lowest sodium available)
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 12.5-ounce cans salt-free white meat chicken, packed in water, drained
1 8-ounce can water chestnuts, rinsed, drained, and chopped
1/2 cup diced onion (red or white)
1/4 cup chopped unsalted walnutsOR
1/4 cup chopped unsalted pecans
1 cup seedless grapes, halvedOR
1/2 cup raisins or dried unsweetened cranberries
In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients.
Put the salad ingredients in a medium bowl. Pour the dressing all over the salad, tossing to coat.
Tip: For an attractive presentation, scoop a serving of the salad into a hollowed-out tomato or bell pepper, on top of a slice of whole-wheat toast, or a plate of mixed greens or baby spinach.