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Cranberry Chicken Salad Recipe

Cranberry Chicken Salad Recipe

—Debbie Emrick, Dundee, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 medium tart green apples, chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • Lettuce leaves

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, onion powder and salt; rub over chicken. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  • 2. Grill chicken, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 3 to 4-1/2 minutes on each side or until meat thermometer reads 170°. When cool enough to handle, cut chicken into cubes.
  • 3. In a large bowl, whisk mayonnaise and lemon juice until smooth. Stir in the chicken, apples, cranberries and onion. Serve on lettuce-lined plates. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals 251 calories, 6 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 364 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fruit.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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