Lentil Chicken Salad Recipe
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Lentil Chicken Salad Recipe

You can skip the mayo with this healthy chicken salad. This meal in itself combines carbohydrates, fiber, vegetables and protein into a well-balanced meal that will keep you feeling full long after you’ve enjoyed it.

Yield: 6 servings

Preparation

Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat and add lentils. Cover and simmer until lentils are just tender, for approximately 20 minutes. Drain and cool in the refrigerator.

Mix remaining ingredients and lentils into a bowl. Serve on top of lettuce or in a whole-wheat pita pocket for an on-the-go lunch.

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups water

1/3 cup dry lentils, rinsed and drained

2 Tbsp red wine vinegar

1/4 cup green onions, chopped

2 cups diced cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast

1/2 cup diced celery

1/2 cup diced cucumber

1/4 cup diced green bell pepper

2 oz chopped pimento

2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley

2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil

Freshly ground pepper to taste, if desired

Nutritional Data Per Serving

Calories: 119

Fat: 1g

Saturated Fat: 0

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 40mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Fiber: 7g

Protein: 13g

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