Saturday, April 30, 2011

Low-Point Mandarin Chicken Salad

A delicious and refreshing salad with a wonderful dressing! A perfect recipe for the warm spring/summer days ahead. Enjoy on a bed of fresh baby spinach or your favorite greens. 


Low-Point Mandarin Chicken Salad
Ingredients:
- 1 1/2 Tbs Mrs. Dash Original Blend
- 2 Tbs canola oil
- 1 Tbs rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 Tbs Dijon mustard
- 1 Tbs honey
- 1/4 cup chicken stock or chicken broth (*see note below)
- 3 cups cooked cubed skinless chicken
- 1 cup celery, chopped small
- 8 oz. mandarin orange segments, drained
- Almond slivers
- Fresh baby spinach or your favorite greens
For dressing: Combine oil, vinegar, orange juice, Mrs. Dash, mustard, and honey. Place in a container, shake well, and set aside. Combine chicken broth, chicken, and celery in a medium bowl. Pour dressing over chicken mixture and toss to mix well. Combine orange segments and spoon mixture on a bed of greens. Add 1 Tbs almond slivers to each serving, if desired. If you would like a printer-friendly version of this recipe, Click Here.
Total servings - 4 (1 cup servings)
Serving size - 1 cup
Points per serving - 4.5 (with 1 Tbs almonds, 5.5 points)
Note* - A wonderful option to the chicken stock/broth can be found at http://www.integrativeflavors.com/. These "Cook's Delight" food bases are all organic and a fantastic way to integrate flavor into your favorite recipes.


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