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Summer Chicken Salad Recipe

"Using a little imagination, I came up with this recipe for drop-in dinner guests one night," writes Diana Boschulte of Goodfield, Illinois. "It's so versatile. You can leave out the grapes and add chopped apples or vegetables instead."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:2-3 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 1 celery rib, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup seedless red grapes
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • Leaf lettuce
  • Tomato slices, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, grapes and raisins. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Add to chicken mixture; toss to coat. Stir in pecans. Serve on lettuce. Garnish with tomato if desired. Yield: 2-3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 605 calories, 46 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 96 mg cholesterol, 688 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 29 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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