Chicken Salad in Melon Rings Recipe
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Chicken Salad in Melon Rings Recipe

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"This refreshing salad is sure to please everyone at your next luncheon," promises Kim Ozak of Winnipeg, Manitoba. "It's eye-catching and easy to prepare, requiring less time in the kitchen so you have more time to spend with your friends."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup halved seedless grapes
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup vinaigrette or salad dressing of your choice
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon diced pimientos
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 6 cantaloupe rings (1-1/2 inches thick), peeled

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 melon ring with 1 cup chicken salad prepared with 1/3 cup fat-free salad dressing) equals 278 calories, 10 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 346 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fruit 1 fat.


  1. In a bowl, toss the chicken and lemon juice. Add the celery, grapes, onion, dressing, almonds, pimientos, salt and pepper; mix well. Cover and refrigerate. Just before serving, arrange lettuce on salad plates; top each with a melon ring. Fill center with chicken salad. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Salad in Melon Rings in Quick Cooking May/June 2002, p35

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Reviewed Jun. 25, 2010

"This is so good and so pretty as well. Just the way it is, wouldn't change a thing."

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