Recipe: Roast Chicken, Raspberry, and Walnut Salad

Fun twist on classic chicken salad

Recipe: Roast Chicken, Raspberry, and Walnut Salad

Try this fun, healthy twist on classic chicken salad. Roast the chicken a few days ahead to make it faster to put this salad together. Or you can use leftover roast chicken or a store-bought rotisserie chicken.

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Ingredients

For the chicken salad:

1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 large celery rib, finely chopped
1/4 cup organic mayonnaise
1 small shallot, finely chopped
2 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (dill, parsley, cilantro, tarragon, or
thyme)
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 pound roast chicken breast, chopped into bite-size pieces
sea salt and pepper
8 ounces salad greens (spring mix, arugula, baby kale, or romaine)
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced
3/4 cup fresh raspberries

For the vinaigrette:

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2 tablespoons walnut oil
1 tablespoon vinegar (champagne, raspberry, or red wine)
salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Combine the walnuts, celery, mayonnaise, shallots, herbs, and lemon juice in a medium bowl and stir together until well mixed.
  2. Add the chopped chicken breast and toss to coat evenly. Season with salt and pepper, as needed.
  3. To assemble the dish, divide the greens into four portions on dinner plates.
  4. Whisk the oil and vinegar together until combined and season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle around the greens.
  5. Divide the chicken salad into four portions and mound on top of the greens.
  6. Add the sliced avocado and the raspberries around the edges of the plate.

Nutrition information

Makes 4 servings.

Serving: 1/2 cup chicken salad, 2 cups dressed greens

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Calories 450
Fat 34g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 55mg
Fiber 7g
Protein 26g
Carbohydrate 14g
Sodium 151mg

From the book, Eat Fat, Get Thin, by Mark Hyman, MD

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