8/15/11

Apple-Walnut Chicken Salad

I'm partying with my Bloggerette Sisters,
and today we're talkin' food.


I'm going to share one of my all-time favorite recipes.

And while I love to eat, the cooking part
is a 'not-so-much'.

So, I just kind of dump it together and call it dinner.
 
 
I pretty much guess on my amounts. So,
I cut up my apples to bite-sized pieces,
and I use whatever kind I happen to have.
 

Then, I chop some lots of celery because
I love celery.


Add a handful of chopped walnuts, raisins/cranberries.
I love these too, so I tend to use a big handful.
 

The recipe calls for chicken breast, but
I use tenders. They're easier for me to cut.


 Place them all in a large bowl.


Stir in some Italian dressing, and
I also add a dollop of mayo.


I just serve it from the bowl, but,
it looks pretty going to the table,
served on a bed of lettuce.

This is a wonderful, cool recipe for summer.


Here is the actual recipe for those
of you who don't like to guess.


Apple-Walnut Chicken Salad

5 ounces cooked chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup chopped apple
2 ounces chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon raisins
1/3 cup low-sugar Italian dressing
Bibb lettuce

In a medium bowl, gently stir together the chicken,
celery, apple, walnuts, and raisins. Pour the dressing
over the mixture and toss gently to coat.

Serve on a bed of Bibb lettuce.

Serves 2

This is a South Beach Diet recipe, so here are the facts:

Per serving: 444 calories, 27 g protein,
33 g carbohydrates, 25 g fat,
3 g saturated fat,
391 mg sodium, 63 mg cholesterol,
8 g fiber


This is a favorite in my house.
I hope you like it too!
  

6 comments:

GardenofDaisies said...

Your salad looks delicious and healthy!

Jo said...

Hey Bloggerette sister!that looks sooo refreshing and sooo good!
~Jo

mercedes scott said...

That sounds pretty easy... I like the dumping it all in without measuring approach! I was looking for a good summer recipe for next weekend when we have some friends over for lunch and I think I've found it! Thanks, Debi... p.s. how's the studio coming along?

Charlene said...

Love the look of this--I enjoy quick and easy recipes any time, and especially love the no-cook variety for this time of year. Looks cool and refreshing.

Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Debi, Oh your recipe looks so good. I am going to have to try this one. I wish I could have joined you for this, it is wonderful. I hope you are doing well and enjoying your summer. Hugs, Terri

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Oh okay..now you've gone and made me hungry.....I'm off to the kitchen to make something with tuna.....as I don't eat meat! I love adding all sorts of yummies to my salads too!

Ciao Bella!


Creative Carmelina