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Brown Rice Salad with Grilled Chicken Recipe

Brown Rice Salad with Grilled Chicken Recipe

This delightful dish is nutritious, simple to fix and brightens up any buffet table. It's a terrific way to use up leftover chicken, and you can add veggies according to your family's liking. -Glenda Harper of Cable, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 2 cups cubed grilled chicken breasts
  • 2 medium apples, chopped
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Lettuce leaves, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Serve in lettuce-lined bowls if desired. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 236 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 295mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 12g protein.

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LorNiles User ID: 8871760 252375
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2016 Edited Sep. 10, 2016

"What a delightful dish! This was our main dish Friday night and I ate the leftovers Sunday night. The lemon keeps the apple from browning. I will definitely make this recipe again."

juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 32122
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"OK, so I have to add -- I tried the refrigerated leftovers the next day and, while still good, it wasn't nearly as delicious as when it was just made and at room temperature. Kind of lost the vinegar part of the taste, or something. Anyway, maybe it would have improved if I had allowed to return to room temperature again, I don't know, but just FYI!"

juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 74362
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"YES, I would make this again!! I just finished scarfing down a bunch of it. I love that it is totally different than anything I have ever made before, that it is has lots of healthy ingredients in it, and it tastes great. I made it just about exactly as written."

administrator User ID: 1996148 50748
Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"This was an interesting recipe that I couldn't resist trying. Brown rice is always an eyecatcher and mixed with all those ingredients it was a keeper. Gave some away and they liked it, too."

charian User ID: 5210943 56822
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"So much flavor and healthy! My family scraped the bowl! Keeper!"

kristiracines User ID: 2843872 38796
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2010

"This was very good! Hearty enough for a meal."

nancymcsews User ID: 2221372 32121
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2008

"5 points"

caricae User ID: 2058661 204531
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2007

"My children LOVE this! They can help make and mix it, not to mention they eat it right out of the mixing bowl. Thank you!"

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