Hearty Chicken and Rice Salad Recipe
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Hearty Chicken and Rice Salad Recipe

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I first tried this salad at a party and asked my friend who catered the event for the recipe. I modified it a little, and it's received rave reviews from my family.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 2 cups cooked rice
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 small zucchini, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup cubed Swiss cheese
  • 2 hard-boiled large eggs, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 179 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 331mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Rice Salad in Country Extra July 2003, p51

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