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Lemon Chicken Spread

 Lemon Chicken Spread
In Marshall, Illinois, Violet Beard puts a fresh face on chicken salad by adding lemon peel, green olives and mushrooms. There's just the right amount to make two satisfying sandwiches.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed olives
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 to 1-1/4 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sandwich rolls or croissants
  • Lettuce leaves


  • In a blender or food processor, cover and process chicken until
  • minced. Transfer to a bowl; add the mushrooms, olives and parsley.
  • In another bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon juice and peel,
  • poultry seasoning and salt; add to chicken mixture and mix well.
  • Spread about 1/2 cup on each roll; top with lettuce. Yield: 2
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 597 calories, 36 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 1,335 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein.

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Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.