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Culinary SOS: Lunch's green apple chicken salad

January 06, 2011|By Noelle Carter, Los Angeles Times
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  (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles…)

Dear SOS: I love the chicken salad from Lunch in Culver City. It's so delicious, and I always want it when I'm at home in Burbank. Please help!

Laura Meredith

Burbank

Dear Laura: Lunch's chicken salad is a deliciously simple dish. It combines diced chicken with a little red onion, celery, currants and apple for a nice crunch, great color and a wonderfully fresh combination of flavors not unlike a classic Waldorf. And it's just as easy to prepare.


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Lunch's green apple chicken salad

Total time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4 to 6

Note: Adapted from Lunch

1/3 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

2 cooked boneless and skinless chicken breasts, diced (a generous 2 cups)

2 small celery stalks, cut into small dice

1/2 red onion, cut into very small dice

1/2 green apple, cored and cut into medium dice

1/3 cup currants (raisins may be substituted)

Salt and pepper, if desired

1. In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, cider vinegar and Dijon mustard to form a dressing.

2. To the bowl, add the chicken, celery, onion, apple and currants. Toss everything together, taste and adjust the seasoning if desired. Chill before serving. This makes about 1 quart chicken salad.

Each of 6 servings: 188 calories; 12 grams protein; 10 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fiber; 11 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 39 mg cholesterol; 7 grams sugar; 163 mg sodium.

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