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Cantaloupe with Chicken Salad Recipe

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This recipe is one of my favorite ways to eat blueberries. That delicious fruit is just one of the important crops grown here in the fertile Willamette Valley. They're grown for commercial use, but we usually pick about 60 pounds each summer for pies and other dishes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 cantaloupe, halved and seeded
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar or sugar substitute to equal 1-1/2 teaspoons
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 413 calories, 25g fat (5g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, blueberries, celery, grapes and almonds. In a small bowl, mix dressing ingredients. Pour over the chicken mixture; toss to coat. Spoon into cantaloupe halves. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Cantaloupe with Chicken Salad in Country June/July 1994, p49

Light-Bodied White Wine

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


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1952diane User ID: 7186782 201465
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2013

"This was an awesome lunch for friends and family. Everyone was TOTALLY impressed! Thanks for yet another way to eat chicken!"

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