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!


GardenofDaisies said...

Your salad looks delicious and healthy!

Anonymous said...

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

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

Anonymous 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