Brown Rice Salad with Grilled Chicken Recipe
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Brown Rice Salad with Grilled Chicken Recipe

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This delightful dish is nutritious, simple to fix and brightens up any buffet table. It's a terrific way to use up leftover chicken, and you can add veggies according to your family's liking. -Glenda Harper of Cable, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 cups cubed grilled chicken breasts
  • 2 medium apples, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Lettuce leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 236 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 26 mg cholesterol, 295 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 12 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 starch 1 lean meat 1/2 fruit


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Serve in lettuce-lined bowls if desired. Yield: 9 servings.
Originally published as Brown Rice Salad with Grilled Chicken in Light & Tasty October/November 2001, p37

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"OK, so I have to add -- I tried the refrigerated leftovers the next day and, while still good, it wasn't nearly as delicious as when it was just made and at room temperature. Kind of lost the vinegar part of the taste, or something. Anyway, maybe it would have improved if I had allowed to return to room temperature again, I don't know, but just FYI!"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"YES, I would make this again!! I just finished scarfing down a bunch of it. I love that it is totally different than anything I have ever made before, that it is has lots of healthy ingredients in it, and it tastes great. I made it just about exactly as written."

Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"This was an interesting recipe that I couldn't resist trying. Brown rice is always an eyecatcher and mixed with all those ingredients it was a keeper. Gave some away and they liked it, too."

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"So much flavor and healthy! My family scraped the bowl! Keeper!"

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2010

"This was very good! Hearty enough for a meal."

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