Summer Chicken Salad

Summer Chicken Salad
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This summer chicken salad is a refreshing, healthy dish you can serve at your next social gathering or simply enjoy at home! It’s packed with protein, omega-3-rich walnuts, and high-fiber fruits and vegetables. The extra-sweet flavor comes from zero-calorie Splenda® Granulated Sweetener. Serve on bread for tea sandwiches or in lettuce cups for a lower-carb option. Garnish each serving with sliced strawberries and enjoy!

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  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 Cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 Cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 240

  • Total Fat 14g
    • Saturated Fat 1.7g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 55mg
  • Sodium 380mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 10g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 6g
    • Added Sugars 1g
  • Protein 20g
  • Potassium 330mg
  • Phosphorus 200mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Fruit, 3 Lean protein, 1 1/2 Fat



  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cooked and chopped)
    2 1/2 cup
  • walnuts (chopped)
    1/2 cup
  • celery (diced)
    1/3 cup
  • green onion (scallion) (chopped)
    1/4 cup
  • Fresh Strawberries (chopped)
    1 cup
  • Canned, No Sugar Added Mandarin Oranges (drained and chopped)
    11 oz
  • light mayonnaise
    1/2 cup
  • rice vinegar
    2 tsp
  • Poppy Seeds
    2 tsp
  • Splenda® Granulated Sweetener
    4 tsp
  • salt
    1/2 tsp
  • black pepper (ground)
    1/8 tsp


  1. For the chicken salad: In a large bowl, combine and toss the chicken breast, walnuts, celery, green onions, strawberries, and mandarin oranges.

  2. For the dressing: In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, rice vinegar, poppy seeds, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener, salt, and pepper, and mix well.

  3. Pour the dressing over the chicken mixture and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, about 4 hours.

  4. Note: Serve on white bread for tea sandwiches, croissants , or in lettuce cups. Garnish each serving with sliced strawberries, if desired.