Chicken 'n' Rice Salad Recipe

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My duties as wife, mother and schoolteacher tend to keep me out of the kitchen. So this superbly simple salad comes in handy when dinnertime is fast approaching.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 package (6.9 ounces) chicken-flavored Rice-A-Roni
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Lettuce leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 368 calories, 25g fat (4g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 619mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. Prepare rice according to package directions; cool. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except lettuce. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Serve on lettuce leaves if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chicken 'n' Rice Salad in Country Chicken Cookbook 1995, p10

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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