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North Woods Chicken Salad

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 15 min
  • Servings 6
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Leftover chicken? Use it in a wild and wonderful chicken salad.

Ingredients

Dijon Vinaigrette

1/3
cup vegetable oil
1/4
cup rice vinegar
1
tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped

Salad

3
cups cold cooked wild rice
2
cups cubed cooked chicken
1/2
red bell pepper, diced
1
cup 1-inch pieces snap pea pods
3
medium green onions, sliced (3 tablespoons)
1/2
cup cashews

Directions

  • 1 In food processor, cover and process all vinaigrette ingredients until smooth.
  • 2 In large bowl, toss vinaigrette and all salad ingredients except cashews until coated. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours to blend flavors but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 3 Toss salad and cashews just before serving.

Expert Tips

If you can't find plain rice vinegar, use seasoned rice vinegar and omit the salt and sugar.

Use cooked wild rice available in cans instead of cooking regular wild rice. A 15-ounce can contains about 2 cups of wild rice.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
580mg
24%
Potassium
330mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
24g
8%
Dietary Fiber
3g
10%
Sugars
3g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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