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Quick Almond Chicken Salad Recipe

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I rely on this refreshing chicken salad often for lunch or a light supper. It can be made ahead of time and popped in the refrigerator, which is perfect for my busy schedule.—Brenda Nickerson, Clymer, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup green grapes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 126 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 138 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, celery, grapes, mayonnaise, yogurt and pepper; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Stir in almonds just before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Almond Chicken Salad in Country Woman May/June 1999, p36

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3/4 cup) equals 126 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 43 mg cholesterol, 138 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1/2 fruit.

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Apr. 15, 2011

I really enjoy this recipe. I use sour cream instead of yogurt, though. I've used red grapes, too, and it's even more colorful. I like to make a sandwich out of the salad by putting it into a pita half. Very yummy!

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