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Chicken Salad Nests

Chicken Salad Nests
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Recipe type: Lunch
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Serves: 4
 
A fun chicken salad chock full of fruit and veggies; Kids love it!
Ingredients
  • 2½ cups dice chicken breasts, (about 8 oz.)
  • 1 cup halved red or green seedless grapes
  • ½ cup drained pineapple tidbits
  • ¼ cup diced celery
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1½ cups crisp chow mein noodles
  • ½ cup grated carrots
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives or parsley
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, mix chicken, grapes, pineapple and celery.
  2. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, mayonnaise and salt.
  3. Pour over chicken mixture and toss lightly.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Just before serving, combine noodles and carrots. Divide evenly among 4 serving plates.
  6. Mound chicken mixture in the middle of each “nest” and sprinkle with chives.
  7. Variation: Substitute 2 cans (each 6 oz.) drained, water-packed chunky light or white tuna for the chicken.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 245 Fat: 9g Saturated fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 22g Sodium: 443mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 21g Cholesterol: 53mg