By: Jodie Shield, RD
Make summer eating a breeze. Here’s my go-to, all time favorite chicken salad recipe. It’s a hit with my girlfriends – I love to serve it for lunch. But the truth is: Guys love it too! It’s the first salad gobbled up at picnics and get togethers with friends.
To speed things up, I pick up a precooked chicken breast from my local market. And if you want to get really fancy, serve it in a hallowed out cantaloupe wedge. Refreshing and delicious!
Chick-Favorite Chicken Salad
makes 6 servings
- 3/4 cup reduced-calorie mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon ground or fresh ginger
- 3 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed
- 1/2 cup seedless red grapes, cut in half
- 1 cup diced celery
- 1/3 cup sliced green onion
- chopped walnuts for garnish
Combine the first three ingredients. Stir in the rest. Cover and chill at least one hour. The longer you chill, the better the flavor. Serve on a bed of mixed salad greens along with a slice of crusty whole-grain bread.
Nutrition Information: 200 calories, 16 grams protein, 5 grams carbohydrate, 11.5 grams fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 40 milligrams cholesterol, 265 milligrams sodium, 0.5 grams dietary fiber