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Fruit and Nut Chicken Salad

Ingredients:

·         4 cups cooked chicken, torn into bite-sized pieces
·         ¼ cup apple, chopped
·         ¼ cup dried cherries
·         ¼ cup chopped pecans
·         ¼ cup raw almonds, slivered*
·         1 tsp. sesame seeds
·         ¼ cup minced red onion
·         ¼ cup carrots, julienned
·         1 kiwi, cut into ¼” rounds
·         ¼ cup mango, thinly sliced
·         2 tsp. each of balsamic vinegar and olive oil
*Soak almonds overnight.


Directions:
Combine chicken, apple, cherries, nuts, sesame seeds and vegetables. Serve on a bed of kiwi slices and garnish with mango. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

Note: The sugars in this recipe are derived from fruit. To reduce the sugar content, use fresh instead of dried cherries.

Tip: Because of the higher calorie content, this recipe is recommended as a meal and not a side salad.
Nutrition Information: Serving size: ¼ recipe. Calories: 458; Fiber: 5g; Protein: 46g.
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