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Dinner tonight! Green apple chicken salad

August 10, 2012|By Noelle Carter
  • Green apple chicken salad from Lunch in Culver City.
Green apple chicken salad from Lunch in Culver City. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles…)

Nice crunch, great colors and a wonderfully fresh combination of flavors all in a simple salad! Toss together diced chicken with a little red onion, celery, currants and apple for a bright flavor pairing similar to a classic Waldorf, and the whole dish comes together in less than 30 minutes.

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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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