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Crunchy Asian Chicken Salad

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Calories 286; Total Fat 13g; Carbohydrates 15g

class="recipe_desc_text">This healthy, sweet, and tangy salad was developed for and taste-tested by children, but it's sure to bring people of all ages to the table. It's a particularly good dish for those watching their weight, since it is low in calories yet full of vitamins, minerals, and protein. Natural peanut butter, which has no added sugars and preservatives, gives the dressing a clean, rich flavor. For dessert, have Asian Fruit Salad with Papaya Mint Sauce.

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Nutritional Information

Amounts per serving plus the % Daily Value (DV) based on a 2,000 calorie diet:

  • 286 Calories (14%)
  • 13g Total fat (20%)
  • 2g Saturated Fat (12%)
  • 56mg Cholesterol (19%)
  • 380mg Sodium (16%)
  • 15g Carbohydrate (5%)
  • 3g Fiber (12%)
  • 28g Protein (56%)

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  • 1 1/2 cups finely diced cooked chicken meat (6 ounces, about 1 1/2 breast halves)
  • 6 canned peeled water chestnuts, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 1 small celery rib, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup diced apple, such as Gala or Golden Delicious (about 1/2 apple)
  • 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter or sesame tahini
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 3/4 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives (optional)
  • 1/4 cup roasted soy nuts or coarsely chopped unsalted peanuts
  • 1 teaspoon hot sesame oil (optional)


Combine the chicken, water chestnuts, carrot, celery and apple in a bowl and stir to mix.

Whisk together the peanut butter, vinegar and soy sauce until smooth. Whisk in the mayonnaise and chives, if using, spoon the dressing over the salad, and mix well. Sprinkle with soy nuts just before serving.

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