Chicken Spiral Salad Recipe
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Chicken Spiral Salad Recipe

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"My family loves this zesty salad, and they eat it so fast that it barely has time to chill in the fridge," comments Cynthia Griffith from Danville, Virginia. Tip: Cynthia suggests serving this savory main dish over a bed of fresh torn greens.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (7 ounces) spiral pasta
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen diced cooked chicken breast, thawed
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup Italian salad dressing

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with fat-free dressing) equals 262 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 662 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water. In a large bowl, combine the beans, chicken and tomato. Add pasta. Drizzle with dressing and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Spiral Salad in Quick Cooking May/June 2005, p26

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (prepared with fat-free dressing) equals 262 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 662 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jul. 31, 2013

"I used leftover cooked chicken and homemade Italian dressing.....plus chopped fresh basil. It's a keeper!"

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Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"This is really good. I used Ken's Steakhouse Italian Dressing with Romano and I also added quite a bit of pepper."

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