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

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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