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Blueberry Chicken Salad

 Blueberry Chicken Salad
On weekday mornings, I whip up this fun chicken and blueberry combination in minutes to take for lunch. It also works as a nice, light salad for a summer supper, and it’s a cinch to double it for a shower or potluck. —Kari Caven, Coeur d'Alene, ID
4 ServingsPrep: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) lemon yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Bibb lettuce leaves, optional

Directions

  • Set aside a few blueberries for topping salad. In a large bowl,
  • combine chicken, celery, red pepper, green onions and remaining
  • blueberries. In a small bowl, mix yogurt, mayonnaise and salt. Add
  • to chicken mixture; gently toss to coat.
  • Refrigerate until serving. If desired, serve over lettuce. Top with
  • reserved blueberries. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 277 calories, 11 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 441 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.