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Rotisserie chicken is a great time-saver on busy evenings. Freeze any extra meat in portion sizes, and use in future recipes.

Recipe by Cooking Light May 2016


Credit: Alison Miksch Styling: Kellie Gerber Kelley

Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: 1 lettuce cup)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Spread walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet; bake at 350° for 5 minutes or until nuts are toasted. Cool.

  • Combine mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar, salt, and pepper in a bowl; stir to combine. Set aside.

  • Place chicken, toasted walnuts, parsley, and green onions in a large bowl; toss to combine. Add dressing, stirring well to coat.

  • Place 1 lettuce leaf in each of 6 bowls. Divide chicken salad evenly among the bowls; top with cherries.

Chef's Notes

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Recipe adapted from We Heart Cooking: Totally Tasty Food for Kids, a collaboration with Cooking Light.

Nutrition Facts

175 calories; fat 8.1g; saturated fat 1.2g; mono fat 1.2g; poly fat 2.6g; protein 17g; carbohydrates 9g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 48mg; iron 1mg; sodium 320mg; calcium 40mg.