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Orange Chicken Salad

Orange Chicken Salad
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 2

Fresh orange, chicken, walnuts and dried cherries combine with non-fat ranch dressing in this pretty, tasty and filling salad. ...MORE+ LESS-

TBSP Susan
March 16, 2017

Ingredients

1
large firm, fresh orange
1/2
cup cooked chicken, cubed
1/2
cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1/2
cup dried cherries (or cranberries)
1/4
cup fat-free ranch dressing (more for dipping, if desired)
1
to 1 1/2 cups loose iceberg lettuce pieces
1
to 1 1/2 cups loose spinach leaves
Grated cheese for garnish, if desired
Freshly ground pepper for garnish, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Wash orange and cut horizontally (like a grapefruit). Use a sharp paring knife to separate the orange segments from the outside, then use a spoon to scoop the orange sections out. Repeat on second orange half. Set orange shells aside.
  • 2
    Chop orange segments into bite-size pieces. Combine orange pieces, chicken chunks, walnuts and dried cherries in a large bowl. Add ranch dressing and stir to combine and coat all with dressing.
  • 3
    Arrange lettuce and spinach leaves on two plates. Scoop chicken salad into each orange shell, mounding to fit as much as possible. (Reserve extra salad for seconds or leftovers.) Garnish with grated cheese and freshly ground pepper. Serve with extra dressing on the side for the greens.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
500
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
35%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
11%
Sodium
340mg
14%
Potassium
800mg
23%
Total Carbohydrate
58g
19%
Dietary Fiber
6g
26%
Sugars
40g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
40%
40%
Vitamin C
45%
45%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • How ya doin' on that eating-healthier thing? Here's new inspiration in a super fresh chicken salad recipe! Eating healthier can be a challenge. You've gotta think differently -- and make changes in how you cook. But at the end of the day, it comes down to buying healthful ingredients and finding fresh easy ways to mix 'em up. This Orange Chicken Salad recipe is really fun. It's great as a side salad, but it really shines as a light meal, too. I hope you're inspired to make this salad tonight -- and keep that promise you made to yourself! Add a couple fresh-outta-the-oven Pillsbury garlic breadsticks to round out the plates. Sprinkle freshly grated pepper over your salad, or serve a small portion of the fat-free ranch dressing on the side for dipping the greens.
  • Eating healthier doesn't have to be boring and these salad recipes are full of flavor and taste delicious.

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