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Hearty Chicken and Rice Salad

 Hearty Chicken and Rice Salad
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.
6-8 ServingsPrep: 10 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 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-cooked 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

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 4
  • hours or overnight. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 179 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 331 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.