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Chicken and Toasted Walnut Salad

Published in Recipes, Salads & Vegetables Author: CentraCare

Recipe from American Heart Association No-Fad Diet


  • 12 ounces chicken tenders
  • Vegetable oil spray
  • 1/4 cup fat-free or light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free half-and-half or fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free or light mayonnaise dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup halved green or red seedless grapes
  • 1 medium rib of celery, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnut pieces, dry-roasted


Discard all visible fat from the chicken. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Remove from the heat and lightly spray with vegetable oil spray (being careful not to spray near a gas flame). Cook the chicken for 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the center. Transfer to a cutting board to cool slightly.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream, half-and-half, mayonnaise, curry, salt, and pepper until completely blended. Stir in the remaining ingredients except for the chicken.

Chop the cooled chicken into bite-size pieces. Stir into the salad. Serve or cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

Yield: 4 servings (1 serving = 1/2 cup)

Nutrition Information Per Serving
  • Calories: 231
  • Fat: 6 g.
  • Sat. Fat: 1 g.
  • Trans Fat: 0 g.
  • Sodium: 297 mg
  • Carbs: 21 g.
  • Fiber: 2 g.
  • Protein: 22 g.