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.
16 grams protein
5 grams carbohydrate
11.5 grams fat
2 grams saturated fat
40 milligrams cholesterol
265 milligrams sodium
.5 grams dietary fiber