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Curried Chicken Cantaloupe Salad Recipe
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Curried Chicken Cantaloupe Salad Recipe

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This fresh-tasting main-dish salad is typical of Southern California, where fresh fruits and vegetables are abundant year-round.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken, cut in 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 1/3 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • DRESSING:
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) strained apricots with tapioca (baby food)
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 2 medium cantaloupes

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 486 calories, 62 mg cholesterol, 169 mg sodium Diabetic Exchanges: 3 protein, 2 breads, 2 fruit, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, pineapple, onions, celery, peanuts, raisins and coconut; set aside. In separate bowl, mix dressing ingredients. Combine chicken mixture with dressing; mix well. Cover; refrigerate for 1 to 4 hours. Cut melons in half; remove seeds. Remove fruit by cutting into bite-sized pieces or using a melon ball cutter. Combine melon with chicken salad mixture, dividing among the four melon halves. Serve chilled; refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 4 large individual salads.
Originally published as Curried Chicken Cantaloupe Salad in Country Extra July 1990, p47

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 486 calories, 62 mg cholesterol, 169 mg sodium Diabetic Exchanges: 3 protein, 2 breads, 2 fruit, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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