Apple Chicken Salad Recipe

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Apple Chicken Salad
Preparation Time:
15 minutes
Cuisine:
American Cuisine
Skill Level:
Intermediate

Apple Chicken Salad Ingredients

Boiled, skinless chicken breasts, diced : 2 cups

Sliced stalk of celery : 1

Medium apple, unpeeled and diced : 1

Raisins : ¼ cup

Fat-free mayonnaise : ¼ cup

Lemon juice : 1 tablespoon

Yoghurt         : ¼ cup

Curry powder : 1 teaspoon (optional)

Preparation Method for Apple Chicken Salad Recipe

Put the chicken cubes in a medium-sized bowl. Add the sliced celery, raisins and cubed apple. Whisk the liquid ingredients, that is yoghurt, lemon juice and mayonnaise along with the curry powder and finally add the chicken. Toss the entire mixture, taking care not to shake too vigorously so as to retain the crispness of the ingredients. Add salt and pepper to the salad for taste.

Line a glass or porcelain bowl with fresh lettuce leaves. Just before serving, place the entire mixture gently on the lettuce leaves, leaving enough leaves protruding to be visible to form a pleasant color contrast between the salad and the leaves. 

Servings: 4

Nutritional Facts: 

  • Total calories per serving : 230
  • Total fat        : 2.6g
  • Saturated fat    : 0.7g
  • Calories from fat    : 24
  • Cholesterol        : 85mg
  • Carbohydrate : 17.2g
  • Sodium    : 237mg
  • Protein          : 34.1g
  • Fiber          : 1.7g

Tips 

  • Add salt just before serving, as the salt tends to make the salad become watery. 
  • The lettuce leaves can be frozen and added just before serving.
  • You can add a bit of rosemary for additional seasoning.
  • A few avocadoes and olives can be added as a garnish.
  • A pinch of sugar added to the mixture offsets the sharpness of the lime juice quite well.
  • The best recommended choice of apples is Fuji apples due their inherent crispiness and sweetness.