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Chicken and Cranberry Salad Recipe

Cranberry and Chicken Salad

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Buffy Hargett via Southern Living

In the midst of summer, it’s always nice to eat something light and healthy that won’t weigh heavy on your stomach in all this heat. Many people opt for quick and easy, but filling recipes, and we have the perfect one to share: Chicken and Cranberry Salad!

 

Ingredients

12 oz. (1 1/2 cups) chicken, cooked and diced
1/2 cup vinaigrette dressing
1 cup dried cranberries (or cherries)
2 tablespoons almonds (sliced, may be toasted)
1 head of lettuce or equivalent

Directions

1. Toss chicken, cranberries, and almonds with dressing.
2. Serve on a mound of chopped lettuce.

 
Nutrition (1/4 of recipe):
Calories – 290                                      Carbohydrates – 34 g
Total fat – 5 g                                     Dietary fiber – 4 g
Saturated fat – 1 g                             Sugars 27g
Cholesterol – 70 mg                            Protein 28g
Sodium – 80 mg                                 
 
Source: USDA