Lentil Chicken Salad Recipe
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Lentil Chicken Salad Recipe

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A great way to use lentils is in this satisfying salad. Besides the combination of textures, the tasty ingredients blend well with the creamy dressing. It merited a blue ribbon and praise from all the tasters at our church fair.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup cooked lentils
  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chunky salsa
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 435 calories, 38g fat (5g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 11g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, salsa, onions and lemon juice. Pour over salad; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Lentil Chicken Salad in Country Woman September/October 2002, p31

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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