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Italian Chicken Salad Sandwiches

 Italian Chicken Salad Sandwiches
My whole family loves this recipe. The Italian pickled vegetables give it a distinctive taste. I also serve it on a bed of lettuce, or as an appetizer on crackers.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 2/3 cup shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons shredded carrot
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons mild giardiniera, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • Dash pepper
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 lettuce leaves


  • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Add mayonnaise
  • and pepper; toss to coat.
  • Spoon 1/2 cup salad onto two bread slices; top with lettuce and
  • remaining bread. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 sandwich equals 302 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 732 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 lean meat.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.