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Chicken Salad in Melon Rings Recipe

Chicken Salad in Melon Rings Recipe

"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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.