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Chicken Salad with Lemon, Raisins and Croutons

 
Chicken Salad with Lemon, Raisins and Croutons
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Super quick, easy and it came out delicious with layers of great textures.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

30

min

Ready

1

hrs

Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

Croutons
1 ½ cups french bread
cubes, about 1/2inch cubes
*
nonstick cooking spray
*
Salad
1 pound chicken breasts
boneless and skinless
2 Stalks celery
minced
*
cup golden raisins
lemon zest
finely grated
*
6 each lettuce leaves
*
6 each radicchio
*
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon olive oil
Dressing
½ cup yogurt, plain
non-fat
cup mayonnaise, light
*
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
or grainy mustard
2 teaspoons honey
1 tablespoon rosemary leaves
fresh, chopped
teaspoon salt
to 1/4 ts
*
black pepper
freshly ground, to taste
*

Directions

  1. TO PREPARE THE CROUTONS: Spray a baking sheet with 3 sprays of the olive oil spray or nonstick cooking spray. Spread the bread cubes on the sheet and spray lightly again 3 times. Place in a preheated 350-degree F oven about 20 minutes, or until golden. Remove from the oven and cool.

  2. TO PREPARE THE SALAD: Place the chicken in a pan and cover with water. Bring just to a boil, cover and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cook 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from the liquid and cool. Cut into small chunks or pull into shreds.

  3. Combine the chicken with the celery, raisins and lemon peel.

  4. TO PREPARE THE DRESSING: In a bowl, stir together the yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, honey, rosemary, salt and pepper. Stir into the salad, cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

  5. Wash the romaine and radicchio, pat dry and wrap in paper towels. Refrigerate.

  6. When ready to serve, stir together 2 teaspoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon olive oil. Tear the lettuce into small pieces and toss with the lemon-oil mixture. Divide between plates and top with the chicken salad. Garnish with the croutons. Note: If radicchio is unavailable or too expensive, substitute red leaf lettuce.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

almost 4 years

Super quick, easy and it came out delicious with layers of great textures.

I added one bay leaf, some sichuan peppercorns, black peppercorns and garlic cloves into the poaching water, which gave chicken breast more flavour.

The dressing was creamy and also refreshing. Love the idea of using yogurt and mayonnaise. Made croutons with homemade whole grain bread.

The salad tasted amazing. Definitely recommend this recipe.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 174g (6.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 27223% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 74g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 7% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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