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Chicken Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette Recipe

Chicken Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette Recipe

I find myself turning to this quick and easy chicken salad for many weeknight dinners. It’s the perfect combination of crunchy and salty. — Lynne Keast, Monte Sereno, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 10 cups torn Bibb or Boston lettuce
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed, shredded
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in oil until blended.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine lettuce, chicken, cheese and, if desired, almonds. Drizzle with vinaigrette; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups (calculated with almonds): 275 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 275mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 fat.

Reviews for Chicken Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

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NH-rescue User ID: 4255840 229547
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2015

"So easy to put together! We added extras in the form of pre-cooked bacon pieces and sliced cherry tomatoes. We put the almonds on the side for those who wanted them. Great summertime recipe!"

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annrms User ID: 2649709 199474
Reviewed May. 24, 2014

"Delicious! I made a "loaded" salad with the white meat from a rotisserie chicken. We loved the "bite" of the Dijon! Served it with hard boiled egg and put the salad into pita pockets to eat. Thank you, Lynne!"

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kimspacc User ID: 1340117 213235
Reviewed May. 3, 2014

"I liked the other ingredients but found the dressing too strong. Would make again but with a different dressing."

MY REVIEW
magpaine User ID: 7719188 138333
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"Yummy! and So simple! I substituted walnuts for the almonds and added some tart apple and served it in a tortilla bowl."

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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