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By the Plate: Warm Chicken Salad With Apples

Give leftover cooked chicken a starring role in a warm salad. Pair the salad with a cup of delicious Zuppa di Ceci soup.


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By the Plate Foods Include

    Per Serving

    Warm Chicken Salad With Apples

    Makes: 4 servings
    Serving Size: 1.5 cups
    Calories 265
    Fat 14 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Carbohydrate 13 g
    Fiber 3 g
    Sugars 7 g
    Cholesterol 65 mg
    Sodium 545 mg
    Potassium 655 mg
    Protein 24 g
    Phosphorus 245 mg
    Choices: Fruit 0.5, Nonstarchy Vegetable 1, Lean Protein 3, Fat 1.5

    Warm Chicken Salad With Apples

    • Makes: 4 servings
    • Serving Size: 1.5 cups
    • Preparation Time: 25 minutes (includes shredding or dicing cooked chicken)
    • Cooking Time: 5 minutes


    1 thin slice bacon, diced
    2 scallions, minced
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1/4 cup red wine vinegar
    2 Tbsp. olive oil
    1 Tbsp. coarse Dijon mustard
    1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
    1/4 tsp. sea salt
    1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

    2 cups shredded or diced rotisserie (or homemade roasted) chicken breast meat, skinned
    1 large Granny Smith apple, unpeeled, diced
    2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
    2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts, toasted
    4cupsbaby spinach leaves


    1. In a small skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until almost crisp. Add the scallions and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the vinegar, oil, mustard, thyme, salt, and black pepper and heat for 30 seconds.
    2. Combine the chicken, apples, lemon juice, and walnuts in a large bowl. Pour the warm dressing over the chicken mixture and toss to coat. Serve the chicken mixture over the spinach.

    Additional Foods in This Meal


    • Per Serving
    • Calories: 180
    • Carbohydrate: 28g
    • Choices: Starch 1, Nonstarchy Vegetable 2, Fat 1


    1/2 cup sugar-free vanilla pudding (made with nonfat milk), 1 tsp. shaved dark chocolate

    • Per Serving
    • Calories: 75
    • Carbohydrate: 7g
    • Choices: Fat-Free Milk 0.5

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