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Chicken and Strawberry Salad

Published in Recipes, Salads & Vegetables Author: CentraCare

Recipe from myrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup poppy seed dressing (see recipe in this section)
  • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise with olive or canola oil
  • 3 (3-ounces each) cooked skinless chicken breast, cut up
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries - cut up
  • 1 avocado, cut up
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

Whisk together dressing and mayonnaise in a large bowl; cover and chill for 30 minutes.

Add chicken, celery, strawberries, avocado, onion, and almonds to dressing mixture, gently tossing to coat.

Serve over mixed salad greens or as a sandwich in a wrap, pita, or bread.

Yield: 6 servings (1 serving = 1 cup)

Nutrition Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 290
  • Fat: 20 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 2 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 106 mg
  • Carbs: 12 g.
  • Fiber: 4 g.
  • Protein: 16 g.