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Curried Chicken-Rice Salad

Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep time 8 mins
Cook time 3 mins
Chill time 8 mins
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Crisp Gala apple and crunchy celery give this nutrient-rich salad an extra dimension of tantalizing texture and color. An excellent source of vitamin C, celery helps strengthen the immune system.

Ingredients

  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen microwaveable brown rice (such as Birds Eye)
  • 1 cup vanilla fat-free yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken breast (about 1 pound)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Gala apple (about 1 medium)
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup cherry-flavored sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins)
  • Green leaf lettuce leaves (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 238
  • caloriesfromfat 11 %
  • fat 3 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 25.3 g
  • carbohydrate 26.5 g
  • fiber 1.9 g
  • cholesterol 60 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 187 mg
  • calcium 97 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prepare rice according to package directions. Spread rice in a shallow pan; place in freezer 8 to 10 minutes.

  2. While rice chills, combine yogurt, curry powder, and salt in a large bowl. Add chicken and next 3 ingredients to yogurt mixture, stirring until coated.

  3. Stir chilled rice into chicken mixture. Spoon chicken salad onto lettuce leaves, if desired.

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