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Chicken Salad in Melon Rings

 Chicken Salad in Melon Rings
"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."
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
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,

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Chicken Salad in Melon Rings (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 fruit, 1 fat.
Wine: Full-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.