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Fruited Chicken Salad Pitas

Yield 6 servings
Make this your go-to chicken salad recipe to serve at showers, lunch gatherings, and tailgates. Serve with fat-free pretzels.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1 cup halved seedless red grapes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 6 small green leaf lettuce leaves
  • 3 (6-inch) whole wheat pita bread rounds, cut in half crosswise

Nutrition Information

  • calories 208
  • caloriesfromfat 16 %
  • fat 3.8 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 18.5 g
  • carbohydrate 23 g
  • fiber 2.7 g
  • cholesterol 46 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 399 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring well. Gently stir in oranges.

  2. Place 1 lettuce leaf in each pita pocket half. Spoon 3/4 cup chicken salad into each pita half.

  3. Note: Using fat-free mayonnaise instead of regular can help you keep your intake of fat grams down to a healthy level. But remember that even though the mayonnaise is fat-free, it still contains sodium and may need to be limited if you're on a low-sodium diet.

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