Almond-Chicken Pear Salad
Slivered almonds, fresh pears, and grilled chicken tossed together with yogurt for an easy lunch or dinner entrée.
Recipe courtesy of USA Pears
Using boneless, skinless, chicken breasts and low-fat yogurt and mayonnaise helps create this low-fat, yet amazing meal. Serve over lettuce for a tasty salad or make into a sandwich by using whole wheat bread.
2 cups cooked boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cut in 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 cup green pepper, sliced lengthwise
1/4 cup diced celery
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
2 tablespoons reduced-calorie mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 fresh NW Pears, Comice, Anjou or Bosc cored and cut in 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons toasted slivered almonds
Toss together chicken, green pepper and celery. Sprinkle with salt. Combine yogurt, mayonnaise, mustard and ginger; add to chicken mixture. Gently mix in pears. Serve on individual lettuce-lined salad plates. Sprinkle with almonds.
Per serving: 232 calories, 7 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 18 g carbohydrates, 24 g protein, 4 g fiber, 295 mg sodium, 415 mg potassium, 41 mg magnesium, 86 mg calcium