Light Lemon-Dijon Chicken Salad

Enjoy this lighter version of a chicken Caesar salad.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Lemon-Dijon Dressing

1/4
cup reduced-fat mayonnaise or salad dressing
2
tablespoons lemon juice
2
teaspoons Dijon mustard
1
clove garlic, finely chopped

Salad

4
cups shredded romaine lettuce
2
cups shredded cooked chicken breasts
1/4
cup sliced drained sun-dried tomatoes in oil
1
hard-cooked egg, chopped
2
medium green onions, sliced (2 tablespoons)
1/4
cup shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired
  • 1 In small bowl, beat all dressing ingredients with wire whisk until well blended.
  • 2 On individual serving plates, arrange lettuce, chicken, tomatoes and egg. Spoon dressing over top. Sprinkle with onions and cheese.

Expert Tips

Slash the fat to just 4 grams per serving by using fat-free mayonnaise instead of reduced-fat.

To shred romaine lettuce, after washing and drying leaves, stack a pile of leaves on a cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut leaves crosswise into thin strips. Measure 4 cups lightly packed shreds for this salad.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
250mg
250%;
Total Carbohydrate
6g
6%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
23g
23%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.