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Orange-Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

Orange-Avocado Chicken Salad Recipe

Orange sections and avocado slices surround this hearty salad, making for a pretty presentation. It's a refreshing summer main dish for both lunch and dinner. —Shelia Garcia, Mantachie, Mississippi
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped carrots
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Torn salad greens
  • 6 medium navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 4 medium ripe avocados, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine lime juice and 3/4 teaspoon salt; cover and refrigerate. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, peas, carrots, celery and parsley. Combine the mayonnaise, orange juice, pepper and remaining salt; pour over chicken mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • 2. Place greens on a serving platter or individual plates. Top with chicken salad; arrange orange sections and avocado slices around salad. Sprinkle with green onions. Drizzle with lime juice mixture. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 385 calories, 28 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 577 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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